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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. This year, we are doing the voting process a little different than we usually do. It’s a survey that you will take and you answer all the questions and on March 10TH, all the votes will be tallied. So, I hope you guys take the survey and you have some fun with it. Enjoy the survey below, when you get to the bottom, just hit continue for more questions:

coming_home_1500x1500You are getting two Album Of The Weeks for the price of one this week and this is one I have wanted to do. One of my favorite current rock bands in the US is none other than Falling In Reverse which features Ex-Escape The Fate frontman Ronnie Radke. I wanted to cover another album from the band because in my opinion the band has been evolving as far as their sound is concerned from the early days of Pop Punk/Metalcore to the band they are today which blends all of their elements flawlessly. On April 7, 2017, the band which was made up of Radke (Vocals, Guitars, Piano), Derek Jones (Rhythm Guitar), Zakk Sandler (Bass Guitar) in his first appearance with the band, Ryan Seaman (Drums) in his last album with the band, and Christian Thompson (Lead Guitars) in his only appearance on the album Coming Home. When asked about the album the band stated, “It’s a huge left turn. It sounds like nothing we’ve ever done. Every song is very vibey, There’s more feeling in it instead of a lot of metal. We’re challenging ourselves now more than we ever have in the weirdest ways possible, because you would think writing the craziest solo or riffs would be the challenging part. But the challenging part is trying to stick to a theme and not go all over the place like we would normally do.” The album peaked at number 34 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts making it the lowest chart appearance of the band’s career.

coming home back1. Coming Home– The title track kicks off the album and it has more a serious tone to it as far as subject matter and the overall tone of the track. I feel like this is a song about being away from the person you love on the road, but put into a space metaphor. 5/5

2. Broken– The track starts off with that Dance Club beat to it in the beginning that we have seen Ronnie mix in there along with the rock music. The track is about how things were never easy for someone that came from a broken situation, but don’t fear for him because he is rising from the ashes like a Phoenix. 4.5/5

3. Loser-A track that is a lot like Coming Home in tone, but sped up a little bit more about a girl who confuses the hell out of our narrator like she is playing games with him and he’s finally getting sick of it. 5/5

4. Fuck You And All Your Friends– I love this track because it has a real punk rock feel to it while retaining it’s rock status about someone the Narrator used to be friends with that betrayed him and it hurts cause he didn’t see it coming. 5/5

5. I Hate Everyone-I love how the track starts off with the acoustic guitars before it goes into the Falling In Reverse rock track. The track is about that person that just pisses you off to the point that you hate everyone in the world. 5/5

6. I’m Bad At Life– I love how the track starts off and I love the way Ronnie writes music because while you think he is writing something serious about love and he manages to insert his sense of humor into the track. BTW, the chorus is infectious. 4.5/5

falling_in_reverse_2017-980x6007. Hanging On-A cool rock song that reminds me a lot of AFI and the style they perform now in a track about the girl of his dreams that keeps leaving him hanging like he needs her more than she needs him. 4.5/5

8. Superhero-A very different type of track for the band that has a bit of new wave mixed into it. It’s a cool track as he talks about not wanting to be a superhero, but just someone who wants to better themselves. 4.5/5

9. Straight To Hell-A track with a little more of a metal flare to it in this song about a girl who rejects him for his past, but he’s willing to live with what he has done, but is she? 4/5

10. I Don’t Mind– This is a very deep track as Ronnie spills some stuff about his past and how he’s dealing with the fact that his Mother passed down some bad habits down to him. The track has a very Papa Roach styled structure to the music and I love it. 4.5/5

11. The Departure– This is a great track (probably my fav) and I wish for more of this style of Falling In Reverse to go along with what they already do. It has a very rock/metal feel to it The track seems to be about someone who can’t pretend to be goo anymore because there is just too much tugging at him. 5/5

My Final Thoughts– It’s hard for me to pick a favorite album from the band because I just feel the music just gets better and better with every album. While they may not be in a feud, I definitely think he has surpassed Escape The Fate musically. My favrotie tracks on the album are The Departure, Coming Home, Loser, and Fuck You And All Your Friends. I didn’t cover it for this, but the bonus track Paparazzi might be one of my least favorite tracks along with Straight To Hell. I am giving the album 4.7 stars out of five for a final grade.

sixth-annual-monster-entertainment-awardsIt’s that time of the year, it’s award season which can only mean one thing and that the Sixth Annual Monster Entertainment Awards is here. We have the usual categories for you guys like Bad Ass Movie Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Horror Film Of The Year, but we also have some new ones for you guys this year. We have new categories like Netflix Show Of The Year, Metal Music Video Of The Year, Rock Music Video Of The Year, Metal Single Of The Year, and Rock Single Of The Year to name a few. This year is definitely going to be better than ever and once again we are also teaming up with Mr. X’s Punchout Blog where they have Male and Female Wrestler Of The Year as well as some new ones like Match Of The Year and many more. The beautiful part of these awards is that you the fans get to pick who you want to win each category as always and that is what is beautiful cause your voice will be heard and it won’t be hacked by Russians cause Archer is on the case. What we have for you right here is the movie side of the awards so check out all the categories, vote wisely, and you have until January 29TH to do so.

pedalToday at 2PM ET, I went on the air for the very first time since 2012 to rock out with all the alumni of Bridgewater State University for the alumni takeover at WBIM 91.5FM. It was so much fun running into some familiar faces, meeting some new faces, and past graduates from all different years. Not to mention that playing the music I loved was also a big part of the excitement for the day. We dedicated the show to a past alumnus of the school and station who passed away recently named Dan Boutchie (class of 1997). It was a lot of fun and I really hope to do this again next year and I also want to thank the WBIM Alumni Association, WBIM and it’s current staff for allowing me to do so and for being so courteous as well. Here is today’s playlist:

  1. Revolution Is My Name by Pantera
  2. Bottled Up by Korn
  3. Speed Of Light by Iron Maiden (Mandatory Maiden)
  4. Electricity by Motorhead
  5. From The Pinnacle To The Pit by Ghost
  6. Back To Hell by Twiztid
  7. Superhero by Faith No More
  8. Cast The First Stone by Slayer
  9. The Devil Beneath My Feet by Marilyn Manson
  10. Abigail by King Diamond
  11. Fantasy by Steel Panther
  12. Rock N Roll Rebel by Ozzy Osbourne

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FreddyKrueger80s-970x545I had a feeling that when they announced that Friday The 13TH was getting a reboot once again and that they were going to ignore the 2009 version, that A Nightmare On Elm Street was not too far away. While I wasn’t a huge fan of the 2010 version that saw Jackie Earle Haley (The Bad News Bears) play Freddy, I didn’t hate it either. They made Freddy Krueger super creepy in the 2010 remake and it was actually a step in the right direction. According to some of my sources, David Leslie Johnson, the man who wrote Orphan, is getting ready to pen the script for the new version that will once again see the cultural icon ht the big screen once again. There’s no word yet on who will take over for Freddy this time, but I would love to see Robert Englund don the make up once again. Nobody deserves to wear it, but him in my opinion.

ffI want to go out on a limb and say that i didn’t think that Josh Trank’s The Fantastic Four was completely terrible, but the film has just bombed at the box office and the blame game has commenced. While it is the worst grossing Marvel film at the box office in recent history clocking in at 34.1 million over 43 International markets in it’s opening weekend. Josh Trank recently took to Twitter claiming that his final version of the film would have done better than the version the studio released, but he has since deleted those tweets. Of course, the studio denies any wrong doing and claims they fully support their filmmakers, but this could be a sign. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film received the worst grade any superhero film has ever received with a C- and according to Yahoo.com, “Audiences have rarely given superhero movies variations of a C grade, even those that have failed at the box office. The Green Hornet, flopping in 2011 with a $33.5 million debut, received a B+ CinemaScore, while duds Elektra, Catwoman and Daredevil earned a B. Exceptions include Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance (C+),Batman and Robin (C+) and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace ©.” It’s time for 20TH Century Fox to do the same thing that Sony did and that is strike up a deal with Marvel and Disney so that we can get the Silver Surfer in the Infinity War films because he is an integral part of that after all.

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faithnomoresolcdcoverBack in September of last year, one of my all time favortie Alternative rock acts in Faith No More announced that they were going to be releasing their first record in over 18 years in Sol Invictus. It’s the band’s first record since 1997’s Album Of The Year and their first record released on Reclamation Records. It’s also the first consecutive album to feature the same lineup since 1992’s Angel Dust as Mike Bordin (Drums), Mike Patton (Vocals), Billy Gould (Bass), Roddy Bottum (Keyboards), and Jon Hudson (Guitar) round out the lineup. The album was released online and in stores yesterday (May18) and I just couldn’t wait to write a review for the record. If you’ve caught the band live on their most recent tour which also featured a gig live in Yahoo Live, then you were treated to hearing some tracks off of the album.

1. Sol Invictus– The title track kicks things off and it is very melodic with the keys as the track stays eerie sounding throughout. Sol Invictus was the official Sun God of the Roman Empire or at least that is the origin of it. 4/5

2. Superhero– In an interview with Marvel, Billy Gould said, “Superhero’ actually just started from the sound of the song, where it has these pounding drums and it has like this throbbing kind of pulse, and we just called it the ‘Superhero’ song. Because, a lot of the ways we write we visualize things.”  5/5

3. Sunny Side Up– This is one of those tracks for Faith No More that real fans love as they slow it down r&B style, but there are arts that get a little heavy with a killer bass line. 4/5

4. Separation Anxiety– The funny thing about Faith No More is that the songs do match the titles at times as even though the guitars are straightforward, Patton’s vocals are manic in nature. You also get to hear some of the different ranges that Patton can hit in one track. 4.5/5

5. Cone Of Shame– I love the opening guitar riff of the track as it’s nice and melodic as Patton does some narrating as well as singing in a song about the downsides of love. 4/5

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6. Rise Of The Fall– Leave it to Faith No More to have a song that has some reggae like beats and I’m not complaining cause it sounds cool. 4/5

7. Black Friday– A Bob Dylan-ish sounding song with some punk influence in it. The lyrics are about that stupid day after Thanksgiving where everyone spends tons of money. 4/5

8. Motherf**ker– This was believe it or not the first song we were all treated to as they premiered this song back in September of 2014 live. The song starts off slow with this eerie beat before Patton and Bottum share in the vocals duties with a cadence like drum beat. 5/5

9. Matador– The song starts with a nice piano arrangement before Patton commands the mic with his unbelievable vocal abilities as the song reminds me a little of The Real Thing with it’s amazing bass riff. 4/5

10. From The Dead– The last song on the record and it sounds like a song that is a closing album song as it seems like you’re saying goodbye or it could be the band proclaiming they are back from the dead. The song is semi-acoustic which makes it a nice change of pace and it sounds like something out of the 70’s. 4/5

My Final Thoughts– This is a definite return to form for Faith No More as every song on the record is worthy of a listen and for those of you that don’t know who they are, check out this album because I am sick of explaining that the theme to Dirty Jobs is a Faith No More song. I am giving the record four stars out of five 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.