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monster entertainment awards 5Ever since the start of the Monster Entertainment Awards, I have always loved leaving the votes up to the people because you end up getting surprised at some of the winners. Obviously, there are those films or albums that you expect to win and they end up winning, but that is expected (also applies to the music side). One of the biggest surprises in my opinion came in the album of the year category, Rock album of the year, and remake of the year to name a few. I really expected Star Wars: The Force Awakens to take movie of the year, but again you always get surprised when the people vote. I want to send a shout out to all the fans of rock band Bobaflex for banding together and getting Anything That Moves as the Rock Album Of The Year because that is what it’s all about when we say fan participation. I also want to send a shout out to anyone that took the time to visit the blog and vote as well. As usual, I am going to review all of the winners on the music side for the album of the week category, but there will only be two (we have already reviewed two of the winners). So, without further ado, here are all the winners:

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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

 

Mad-Max-Fury-Road-lovely-dayAll roads for the last weeks led up to this point as we counted down the days from the very first Mad Max film all the way to the new Mad Max: Fury Road film. In this film, Tom Hardy takes over the reigns of the character Mad Max as he continues to travel through the wastelands of what is left of post-apocalyptic Earth. This time Max is captured by war crazy warlords and used for the type of blood he has to refuel the warboys (fighters for their leader). While on a supposed mission to gasoline town, Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) steals the evil warlord Immortan Joe’s (Hugh Keays-Byrne) women in an attempt to bring them to safety. The only problem is that if she wants to bring them to safety, she’ll need all the help she can get including Max. The film also stars Zoë Kravitz (Divergent) as Toast The Knowing, Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days Of Future Past) as Nux, Josh Helman (Jack Reacher) as Slit, Nathan Jones (Fearless) as Rictus Erectus, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Transformers: Dark Of The Moon) as The Splendid Angharad, Riley Keough (The Runaways) as Capable, Courtney Eaton in her first role as Cheedo the Fragile, John Howard (Young Einstein) as The People Eater, and the film was directed by the legendary George Miller. Before we get into the review, let’s check out some stats. 

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Hugh Keays-Byrne as Immortan Joe/Toecutter

I am just going to warn you right now that there are going to be some spoiler alerts in this paragraph so if you don’t want to know any of this info then stop reading. I did not realize going into this film that the original villain in the first Mad Max film in 1979 by the name of Toecutter was the villain in this film by the name of Immortan Joe. I have to say that Hugh Keays-Byrne put on great performances in both films, but this one he bumped up a notch playing a villain that was a typical totalitarian dictator. He is a man that has been in power of a society for so long because he held the keys to what the society needed and therefore he controlled them even to a point where he can’t breathe on his own, but it doesn’t matter because there are people in places of the society that help keep the facade alive and soldiers willing to die for him in exchange for immortality in the afterlife. Wow, this sounds kind of familiar doesn’t it? Immortan Joe is a symbol of where our society is today as we are constantly in battle with a region of the world who has minions that are willing to die for the belief of what comes in the afterlife. Immortan Joes society even matches that of the middle east where women are not important, but they are merely just breeders of future soldiers who will die for the cause. That is about as far as I’ll go in the article talking about the real life similarities.

MadMax_FR_I definitely want to get into the review of the film because that is what is truly important as well as pointing out some of the Easter eggs that I noticed in the film. You definitely knew that there were going to be a lot more kills in this film than any of the the three previous films in the series and I was hoping for that in a way. In the original three films, Mel Gibson’s Mad Max compiles a total of 40 kills/knockouts (with the most coming in The Road Warrior) while Tom Hardy’s Mad Max gets a total of 26 in one film. As usual in the last two of the original three films and in this one, there is no origin story and no love interest at all as well as no close friend hurt. The big boss is definitely defeated and all order is restored. Now as far as the Easter Eggs that I noticed from the film like the interceptor that he has for a total of five minutes or so in the film, gasoline town from the second film, and I could have sworn to see master blaster in this film, but the Master  wasn’t sitting on a chair strapped to the back of him. One other thing that I noticed in the film was a little trinket that Zoë Kravitz is playing with in the truck looks identical to the one that Max is playing with in The Road Warrior that he gives to the wild boomerang kid. One thing that I do have to say about this film is that while Tom Hardy put on an exceptional performance, I felt the real star of the film was Charlize Theron. She put on not only a bad ass performance, but she put on the performance of a lifetime in this film. She definitely held her own with this generations next big thing in Tom Hardy. The film has everything you could ever want from a Mad Max film from non stop action, over the top characters and costumes, and even the drama that comes along. This is a definite candidate for Bad Ass Movie Of The Year and it may just be the winner as well. I a going to give the film five fists out of five for a final grade.

mad max 3Since Mad Max: Fury Road, the brand new film from mastermind George Miller is about to come out in theaters in a couple of days, we are continuing our countdown to it with the last film made in the series (at the time) for Ass Whoopin Wednesdays. The third film at the time Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome sees the journey of our former Australian policeman Mad Max (Mel Gibson) continue his journey through the wastelands as he approaches a town called Bartertown where if you guessed it, trades are negotiated. You see someone stole a vehicle from Max and he tracked it all the way down to Bartertown. He makes a deal with the leader of the town Aunty Entity (Tina Turner) that if he got rid of a pest for her in the name of Blaster (One half of Master Blaster which is played by Paul Larsson), she would give him his things back, but he has to become a gladiator and fight him in the the thunderdome. After failing to, he is forced to travel the desert in hopes that he will die, but after getting rescued by kids, he will make his way back to Bartertown to correct the wrongs. The film also stars Bruce Spence (The Road Warrior) as the pilot, Frank Thring (Ben-Hur) as The Collector, Robert Grubb (The Flying Doctors) as Pigkiller, George Spartels (The Great Bookie Robbery) as Blackfinger, Helen Buday (Alexandra’s Project) as Savannah Nix, and Justine Clarke (Home And Away) as Anna. Before we get into the review of the film, let’s check out some stats.

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mad max 3.2I have to say right off the bat that this may be the most overrated film of the original Mel Gibson lead Mad Max films because it starts off great, but then it fizzles for a little while. I say that because the film has me hooked with the gladiator themed beginning, but right when the village of kids discovers him, that is where they have me lost because it’s cheesy. Nevertheless as far as the stats are concerned, he has 11 knockouts/kills and there is no origin story or any reference to any of the films before it. There is absolutely no love interest at all in this film and no one he cares about gets hurt at all in the film. As far as the big boss being defeated, this is where it can get a little confusing so that is why I put sort of. Warning Spoiler alerts are coming next. Tina Turner ends up being the big boss and she really isn’t defeated because she lives, but Max ends up allowing what she wants to escape so in a way she ultimately loses. As I said before, there were parts of the film that I thought were great like the beginning of the film and the the last part of the film which has the car chase desert scene. Now that the countdown is down, you’ll have to get yourself to the theaters and check out the newest film from George Miller like I am with a review coming next week. As far as this film is concerned, I am giving it 3 fists out of five for a final grade.

mad max 2We are on week two for our countdown to the release of the brand new George Miller written and directed film Mad Max: Fury Road which sees release everywhere May 15TH. As part of the countdown, we are using Ass Whoopin Wednesdays as we continue with the next film in the series which is Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. The film once again sees Mel Gibson (Mad Max) as our title character as we are now in an Australian Wasteland, but gasoline is now the hot commodity as it is now hard to find. Max is on a journey to find more gasoline when he runs into a village that is protecting gasoline that they had been mining from The Humungus (Kjell Nilsson) and his outlaws who wants the gasoline they have. To get what he wants, Max agrees to help the community escape these outlaws in exchange for gasoline. The film also stars Bruce Spense (Star Wars: Episode III- Revenge Of The Sith) as the Gyro Captain, Michael Preston (Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn) as Pappagallo, Max Phipps (Thirst) as The Toadie, Vernon Wells (Commando) as Wez, Emil Minty (Fluteman) as The Feral Kid, Virginia Hey (The Living Daylights) as Warrior Woman, and the film was written and directed by George Miller. Now let’s take a look at some stats before we get into the review of the film. 

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road warriorThis is the first time on Ass Whoopin Wednesdays that we repeated an actor, but it’s all worth it considering the new Mad Max looks amazing. If you are looking for a little bit more of what you’ve seen in the trailers for the new film in any of the originals then this is the one you’ll want to watch. This is a little more into the future and Australia has become more of a wasteland than it was before. Max is a scavenger of sorts, but most importantly at this point he is a loner. In the film he registers about 17 knockouts/kills, but as far as an origin story they just let you know that it’s basically continuing the story. There is absolutely no love interest for Max in this film as she died in the first film and no one close to him gets hurt, but a lot of the people from the village do either get hurt or die. The big boss who wears a Jason mask and has the physique of a professional wrestler does meet his maker in the film thanks to Max. I love the look of the characters in this film than I do in the first film because there a little more over the top than the first film. This was definitely one of my favorite films in the original series that starred an up and coming Mel Gibson who made the role so iconic. The editing in the film was fantastic and the cinematography was great, I really loved aerial shot of the village at night which I used for the stats above. If you are a fan of Mel Gibson or are planning to see the new film, do yourself a favor and check these out before you do so. I am going to give this one four fists out of five for a final grade.

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Mad MaxWe are counting down the days now until the release of the brand new film from mastermind George Miller in Mad Max: Fury Road by covering all the Mad Max films before it and reviewing it for Ass Whoopin Wednesdays. So, the very first film in the series simply titled Mad Max sees Mel Gibson (Lethal Weapon) as our hero Max. It is a couple of years into the future according to the film and everything has gone cuckoo between law enforcement and all of the outlaws. The chief believes that the people just need a hero to look up to while Max just wants to be with his family. That is until they cross a vicious outlaw named Toecutter (Hugh Keays-Byrne) after Max eliminated their beloved outlaw Night Rider. After the gang kills his partner, wife, and son, Max will set out to seek revenge on the gang of outlaws until he has eliminated every last one. The film also stars Joanne Samuel (Nightmaster) as Jessie, Steve Bisley (The Great Gatsby) as Jim Goose, Tim Burns (Monkey Grip) as Johnny The Boy, Roger Ward (Quigley Down Under) as Fifi, David Cameron (Dogstar) as the underground mechanic, Reg Evans (Japanese Story) as the station master, Jerry Day (The Lost World: Jurassic Park) as Ziggy, Howard Eynon (The Man From Snowy River) as Diabando, and the film was also written and directed by George Miller. Before we get into the review of the film, let’s check out some stats from the film:

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maxThis was the first film in the whole entire series of three films that were originally released and the one less concentrated on the apocalyptic side cause that would come later. Max has a total of 12 kills in the film, but no origin story to speak of other than he is the bosses favorite. His wife is his love interest and along with his child and best friend, they are killed. The big boss Toecutter is defeated and it’ one of those scenes when Max chases him and forces him to hit a big truck and you get the eyes bulging out of the head reaction scene. The film sort of had this horror movie style to it while it was an action film with the music and the way some of the scenes were shot. I think Friday The 13TH may have gotten some inspiration from this film as far as stalking chase scenes are concerned. It takes a while int he film for Max to really get going, but when he does it’s pretty quick. This was definitely a fun film to watch and Mel Gibson looks so young in this film that’s insane. So, we have one down on Ass Whoopin Wednesdays and two more to go before we review Mad Max: Fury Road and I cannot wait to see that as George Miller returns. The next Mad Max will feature the Post Apocalyptic wasteland version of Australia so stay tuned here for that. I am going to give this film an B+ for a final grade.