Critic’s Choice Awards: My Picks

Critic’s Choice Awards: My Picks

The Critic’s Choice Awards nominations have been released and here are my picks for what should win in the film categories. Check back in on Thursday, January 11, 2018, to see who won and if I was right or wrong in my predictions.

Best Picture:bigsick

  • The Big Sick
  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • The Florida Project
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • The Post
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 


Best Actor:screen-shot-2017-07-17-at-4-30-37-pm

  • Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
  • James Franco, The Disaster Artist
  • Jake Gyllenhaal, Stronger
  • Tom Hanks, The Post
  • Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
  • Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour


Best Actress:239293_146_news_hub_198282_677x251

  • Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game
  • Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
  • Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
  • Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
  • Meryl Streep, The Post


Best Supporting Actor:5. Logan

  • Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
  • Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name
  • Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
  • Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Patrick Stewart, Logan
  • Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me By Your Name


Best Supporting Actress:story_bg_image-2faac00e-29cb-4107-b7f2-fb8_9tJrB8e

  • Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
  • Hong Chau, Downsizing
  • Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
  • Holly Hunter, The Big Sick
  • Allison Janney, I, Tonya
  • Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
  • Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water


Best Young Actor/Actress:wonder-cur

  • McKenna Grace, Gifted
  • Dafne Keen, Logan
  • Brooklynn Pierce, The Florida Project
  • Millicent Simmonds, Wonder
  • Jacob Tremblay, Wonder


Best Acting Ensemble:dunkirk-2017-1200-1200-675-675-crop-000000

  • Dunkirk
  • Lady Bird
  • Mudbound
  • The Post
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


Best Director:mv5bndi0nju3mtc3nf5bml5banbnxkftztgwndc5mtmymdi-_v1_

  • Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
  • Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
  • Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
  • Luda Guadagnino, Call Me By Your Name
  • Jordan Peele, Get Out
  • Steven Spielberg, The Post


Best Animated Feature:10. The Lego Batman Movie

  • The Breadwinner
  • Coco
  • Despicable Me 3
  • The LEGO Batman Movie
  • Loving Vincent


Best Action Movie:warofplanetofapes

  • Baby Driver
  • Logan
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • War for the Planet of the Apes
  • Wonder Woman


Best Comedy:769341148_5618218526001_5617890179001-vs

  • The Big Sick
  • The Disaster Artist
  • Girls Trip
  • I, Tonya
  • Lady Bird


Best Actor in a Comedy:omyvigfmyc082ay8fv6-o

  • Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
  • James Franco, The Disaster Artist
  • Chris Hemsworth, Thor: Ragnarok
  • Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick
  • Adam Sandler, The Meyerowitz Stories


Best Actress in a Comedy:lady-bird-film

  • Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
  • Zoe Kazan, The Big Sick
  • Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
  • Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
  • Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes


Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie:it-movie-2017-pennywise-bill-skarsgard

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Get Out
  • It
  • The Shape of Water


Best Original Screenplay:the-post-poster-meryl-streep-tom-hanks

  • Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water
  • Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
  • Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick
  • Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, The Post
  • Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Jordan Peele, Get Out


Best Adapted Screenplay:Mudbound - Still 4

  • James Ivory, Call Me By Your Name
  • Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, The Disaster Artist
  • Dee Rees and Virgil Williams, Mudbound
  • Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game
  • Jack Thorne, Steve Conrad, and Stephen Chbosky, Wonder


Best Cinematography:zz4f1c300d

  • Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049
  • Hoyte van Hoytema, Dunkirk
  • Dan Lausten, The Shape of Water
  • Rachel Morrison, Mudbound
  • Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Call Me By Your Name


Best Production Design:ew_website_2700x1800-murderexpress

  • The Shape of Water
  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • Dunkirk
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Phantom Thread


Best Editing:baby-driver-et00040794-14-03-2017-09-05-24

  • Michael Kahn and Sarah Broshar, The Post
  • Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos, Baby Driver
  • Lee Smith, Dunkirk
  • Joe Walker, Blade Runner 2049
  • Sidney Wolinsky, The Shape of Water


Best Costume Design:1491990205555-1

  • Renée April, Blade Runner 2049
  • Mark Bridges, Phantom Thread
  • Jacqueline Durran, Beauty and the Beast
  • Lindy Hemming, Wonder Woman
  • Luis Sequira, The Shape of Water


Best Hair & Makeup:landscape-1478512906-beauty-and-the-beast-movie

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Darkest Hour
  • I, Tonya
  • The Shape of Water
  • Wonder


Best Visual Effects:gallery-1469440016-logo-thor-ragnarok

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • War for the Planet of the Apes
  • Wonder Woman


Best Song:miguel-rivera-4096x2304-hector-coco-animation-disney-pixar-2017-4k-8693

  • Evermore,” Beauty and the Beast
  • “Mystery of Love,” Call Me By Your Name
  • “Remember Me,” Coco
  • “Stand Up For Something,” Marshall
  • “This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman


Best Score:the_post_dom_nor_d30_071017_204253_204322_r_comp_rgb-0

  • Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
  • Johnny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
  • Dario Marianelli, Darkest Hour
  • Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer, Blade Runner 2049
  • John Williams, The Post
  • Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk



Fall Preview: 20 Movies I Can’t Wait to See

20. American Madeamerican-made-movie-poster-2017-20003055-1280x0

Following the adventures of a CIA drug runner, American Made intrigues me. This film seems like it’s the Tom Cruise movie we’ve needed to see for a while from him.

  • Release Date: September 29th
  • Director: Doug Liman
  • Starring: Tom Cruise, Domhall Gleeson, & Sarah Wright
  • Written By: Greg Spinelli

19. Battle of the Sexesomyvigfmyc082ay8fv6-o

Battle of the Sexes tells the story of Billie Jean King and her infamous Tennis match with former champ and hustler Bobby Riggs.

  • Release Date: September 22nd
  • Directors: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
  • Starring: Emma Stone, Steve Carrell, & Elizabeth Shue
  • Written By: Simon Beaufoy

18. Blade Runner 2049zz4f1c300d

Set 30 years after the original, a new younger blade runner is set on the trail of a long buried secret that leads him straight to the missing Rick Deckard.

  • Release Date: October 6th
  • Director: Denis Villenueve
  • Starring: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, and Jared Leto
  • Written By: Hampton Fancher and Michael Green

17. Geostormgeostorm-trailer-700x300

This movie sounds so bad that I have to see it. Global warming versus the world? Wow.

  • Release Date: October 20th
  • Director: Dean Devlin
  • Starring: Gerard Butler, Talitha Eliana Bateman, and Abbie Cormish
  • Written By: Dean Devlin and Paul Guyot

16. Leatherface

Following a group of youngsters who have escaped from a mental institution, they begin being picked off by the young boy who will become Leatherface.

  • Release Date: October 20th
  • Directors: Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury
  • Starring: Finn Jones, Stephen Dorff, and Lili Taylor
  • Written By: Seth M. Sherwood

15. Flatlinersflatliners-remake-release-date-summer-2017

After an experiment goes wrong, a group of college students are haunted by the side effects of their attempts to play with death.

  • Release Date: September 29th
  • Director: Niels Arden Oplev
  • Starring: Nina Robrev, Ellen Page, and Diego Luna
  • Written By: Ben Ripley and Peter Filardi

14. The Snowmanmaxresdefault

A detective hunts for an elusive serial killer who’s MO is decapitating bodies and leaving a snow head in their place.

  • Release Date: October 20th
  • Director: Tomas Alfredson
  • Starring: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, and Val Kilmer
  • Written By: Hossein Amini, Peter Straughan, and Søren Sveistrup

13. Marshallmarshall

Thurgood Marshall’s life is an interesting one. As a history nerd and film lover, biopics are my favorites and it doesn’t hurt that there is Oscar buzz surrounding the film.

  • Release Date: October 13th
  • Director: Reginald Hudlin
  • Starring: Dan Stevens, Chadwick Boseman, and Josh Gad
  • Written By: Jacob and Michael Koskoff

12. Happy Death Daymaxresdefault1

A woman awakes every day after being murdered and must prevent her death to break the cycle.

  • Release DateOctober 13th
  • Director: Christopher Landon
  • Starring: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, and Ruby Modine
  • Written By: Scott Lobdell

11. Darkest Hourdarkest_hour_gary_oldman_images

Darkest Hour tells the story of Winston Churchill and his ascension during World War II.

  • Release Date: November 22nd
  • Director: Joe Wright
  • Starring: Gary Oldman, Lily James and Ben Mendelsohn
  • Written By: Anthony McCarten

10. Daddy’s Home 2daddys-home-2-slice-600x200

The sequel to 2015’s surprise comedy hit, the film follows Ferrell and Whalberg’s characters as they must deal with their fathers going through what they did.

  • Release Date: November 10th
  • Director: Sean Anders
  • Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark Whalberg, and Mel Gibson
  • Written By: Sean Anders and Brian Burns

9. Kingsman: The Golden Circlekingsman-the-golden-circle-logo

The sequel to 2015’s breakout spy hit, Kingsman: The Golden Circle looks to expand the universe by introducing an international plot and bringing the Kingsman into direct contact with their American counterparts: the Statesman.

  • Release Date: September 22nd
  • Director: Matthew Vaughn
  • Starring: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, and Channing Tatum
  • Written By: Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman

8. Itit-movie-2017-pennywise-bill-skarsgard

The second adaption of Steven King’s most popular novel, It follows the Losers’ Club as they are terrorized by their greatest fear: Pennywise.

  • Release Date: September 8th
  • Director: Andy Muschietti
  • Starring:  Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, and Finn Wolfhard
  • Written By: Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, and Gary Dauberman

7. Suburbiconsuburbicon

Set in the 1950s, a quite suburban community is rocked by a violent home invasion. I’m mainly excited for this film based on the story and the writers involved. I love the Coen Brothers.

  • Release Date: October 27th
  • Director: George Clooney
  • Starring: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, and Oscar Issac
  • Written By: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, George Clooney, and Grant Heslov

6. Wonderwonder-cur

Based on the bestselling book, the film tells the story of a socially anxious kid who deals with bullying and characterized by the helmet he wears.

  • Release Date: November 17th
  • Director: Stephen Chbosky
  • Starring: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay
  • Written By: Stephen Chbosky, Steven Conrad, and Jack Thorne

5. Brad’s Statusmv5bn2e2yjaxymytyzjhys00owu2ltkwntetm2u0mgfhymzmyjawxkeyxkfqcgdeqxvymjm4oti2mtu-_v1_

The latest film from Amazon Studios, the studio that made Manchester By the Sea and The Big SickBrad’s Status sees a father and son travel to tour colleges, which leads the father to reflect on his life and what he’s done with it.

  • Release Date: September 15th
  • Director: Mike White
  • Starring: Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, and Jenna Fischer
  • Written By: Mike White

4. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri239293_146_news_hub_198282_677x251

After the disappearance and probable murder of a young girl, the police investigation slows, leading to her mother to take action, attracting the attention of another sheriff.

  • Release Date: November 10th
  • Director: Martin McDonaugh
  • Starring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, and Peter Dinklage
  • Written By: Martin McDonaugh

3. Thor: Ragnarokgallery-1469440016-logo-thor-ragnarok

When Hela arrives to start the apocalypse of the gods, Thor is thrust from Asgard without his hammer and must battle his old friend The Hulk, before enlisting him, Loki, and Valkyrie in their quest to save Asgard and find the only person who can stop Ragnarok: Odin.

  • Release Date: November 3rd
  • Director: Taika Waititi
  • Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, and Mark Ruffalo
  • Written By: Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost

2. Justice Leaguebg

Following the death of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman begin assembling a team of superpowered metahumans to defend the Earth from an incoming invasion of the forces of Apokolips, lead by Steppenwolf.

  • Release Date: November 17th
  • Directors: Zack Snyder and Joss Wheadon
  • Starring: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, and Ezra Miller
  • Written By: Chris Terrio and Joss Wheadon

1. Murder on the Orient Expressew_website_2700x1800-murderexpress

Based on the classic novel by Agatha Christie, a man is murdered on a train stuck in the snow and it’s up to the world’s greatest detective, Hercule Poirot, to solve the mystery before the train reaches Istanbul.

  • Release Date: November 10th
  • Director: Kenneth Branagh
  • Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Daisy Ridley, and Willem Dafoe
  • Written By: Michael Green


Kaleb Koho’s Corner: Ranking the Summer Movies (May-August 2017)

Kaleb Koho’s Corner: Ranking the Summer Movies (May-August 2017)

Summer is the time for swimming, going to mall, and, of course, blockbusters. This summer has been full popcorn flicks, some better than others. Before I begin my rankings, I must say I didn’t see every movie this summer. Some notable omissions include DunkirkDetroitThe Dark Tower, The Emoji Movie, & The Hitman’s Bodyguard. 

17. Alien: Covenantalien-covenant-wallpaper-10

The Alien franchise has felt played out since the third film. After the awful “vs Predator” movies and the Prometheus prequel, Ridley Scott returned to the director’s chair to set the franchise back on track, even going so far as to pull the plug on Neill Blomkamp’s Alien sequel to make this film. The inbetweenquel is boring and confusing and follows Scott’s tired methods of Alien scares. The birth of the Xenomorphs should be fun, and this is just dreary and boring, with awful performances by everyone, save for Fassbender, who shines as always.

16. The Mummythe-mummy-2017-movie

The Mummy is a terrible summer action flick and an even worse remake. Tom Cruise is utterly unbearable and the cast is passable at best. Russell Crowe is the only redeeming thing about this film. His Jekyll & Hyde are stellar and keep any excitement for the Dark Universe.

15. Transformers: The Last Knighttransformers-last-knight-poster-optimus-prime

The Transformers franchise should have ended years ago. The cast is passable and the action is okay. It’s better than the previous installment, but it’s still really bad. Optimus Prime’s subplot is weird and hard to follow. The editing is atrocious, the aspect ratio changes constantly and is very jarring. A terrible film.

14. Atomic Blondeatomicblonde-2

Atomic Blonde is a kind of generic spy movie. The plot has a generic motivation and ultimately overcomplicates its story for the sake of being a spy movie. I can honestly say that James McAvoy was solid and that the action was incredible. Outside of that, the film fell flat for me as being incredibly boring.

13. Wind Riverwind-river-movie-poster

Wind River is an important film but it isn’t one that I’ll be watching again. I found the story weak and the performances as a whole lacking. The cinematography was the highlight of the film for me, but overall, it wasn’t what I was hoping to get from the film.

12. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Talespirates-caribbean-5-movie-posters

The Pirates franchise is a great one. The fourth film is terrible, but the original trilogy is great. This film connected wonderfully to the original trilogy and, while not the best of the franchise, served as a great slate cleaner and sets up another swashbuckling adventure. The supporting cast is fantastic.

11. Despicable Me 3despicable-me-3-2017-after-credits-hq

This is a fun animated film. It’s really entertaining and features a great villain in Trey Parker’s Belthezar Bratt. The minions play a minuscule role, which works, and the main plot is simple. It’s entertaining and surpasses the snooze fest that was Despicable Me 2 or the cynical cash grab of Minions.

10. Cars 3au_rich_large_cars3_nr_b9e5af7c

This is the best Pixar film of the decade. A tribute to racing itself, Cars 3 beautifully constructs a story about growing old and legacy. It perfectly couples thematically with the original Cars‘s message of slowing down and enjoying life. It’s a great film.

9. War for the Planet of the Apeswarofplanetofapes

The conclusion to one of the greatest trilogies of all time is good. It may be the weakest of the three, but that doesn’t change the fact that this is a huge accomplishment in film. Matt Reeves is a visionary director who has done a great job crafting this world. It’s a great film.

8. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planetsmaxresdefault

This film was very mis-marketed in the fact that they presented it as an action film. In reality, it’s a sci-fi mystery thriller. Visually it’s very stunning and incredible, while performance-wise, it’s pretty lacking. It’s a great film and a thrill ride.

7. Death Notedeathnote

Death Note was a manga and then an anime. I have never read or seen it. So to me, this movie had a wonderful premise, some good performances, and excellent visuals. I enjoyed every minute of watching this film.

6. Spider-Man: Homecomingat6khn8b

The 16th film in the MCU is great. It offers a personal, smaller story for the franchise that accurately depicts modern day high school. The film has a great cast and features one of the best villains in the franchise in Michael Keaton’s Vulture.

5. Logan Luckymaxresdefault1

Logan Lucky was a thrill ride with a wonderful cast, fantastic story, and every minute of this film had me laughing and engaged. It’s a wonderful film and a fun time.

4. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2-wallpaper

The original Guardians of the Galaxy is the best Marvel movie to date. Volume 2 does a fantastic job of further developing the characters and storylines. The film also includes one of the best villains of the franchise in Kurt Russell’s Ego. Michael Rooker & Dave Bautista turn in incredible performances that are very understated. The soundtrack is also fantastic.

3. Baby Driverbaby-driver-et00040794-14-03-2017-09-05-24

Baby Driver is an amazing, original film. Edgar Wright is a great director and writer who has crafted fantastic films in the past with Shaun of the DeadHot FuzzScott Pilgrim vs The World, and The World’s End; his latest film is no exception. The cast is stellar with amazing performances from Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, C.J. Jones, and Elis González.

2. The Big Sickbigsick

This indie movie was fantastic and real. It’s by far the best romantic comedy I’ve ever seen because it’s so real and fun. Kumail expertly writes the story and performs with such real emotion. Holly Hunter and Ray Romano are fantastic, as well as Zoe Kazan. It’s a must-see for the year.

1. Wonder Woman1491990205555-1

This is the best film of the summer and one of the best superhero movies of the century. Gal Gadot is the definitive Diana Prince with great performances from Chris Pine and the ensemble. Patty Jenkins does a masterful job of directing the best film in the DCEU.

The First Annual KohOscars Summer Awards

Now that summer has officially ended, we decided to present a preview of this year’s very interesting KohOscars award race by hosting a summer awards show to celebrate the wonderful films released this summer.

Best Picture:bigsick

  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Wonder Woman
  • Baby Driver
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • The Big Sick
  • Logan Lucky
  • Death Note

Best Actor:warofplanetofapes

  • Chris Pine, Wonder Woman
  • Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
  • Tom Holland, Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick
  • Channing Tatum, Logan Lucky
  • Nat Wolff, Death Note
  • Andy Serkis, War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Actress:baby-driver-et00040794-14-03-2017-09-05-24

  • Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman
  • Lily James, Baby Driver
  • Zoe Kazan, The Big Sick
  • Margaret Qualley, Death Note
  • Elizabeth Olsen, Wind River
  • Zoe Saldana, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Charlize Theron, Atomic Blonde

Best Supporting Actor:guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2-wallpaper

  • Kurt Russell, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Michael Rooker, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Dave Bautista, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Brenton Thiwates, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Jamie Foxx, Baby Driver
  • Jon Hamm, Baby Driver
  • C.J. Jones, Baby Driver
  • Michael Keaton, Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Ray Romano, The Big Sick
  • Daniel Craig, Logan Lucky
  • Lakeith Stanfield, Death Note
  • Jacob Batalon, Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Steve Zahn, War for the Planet of the Apes
  • James McAvoy, Atomic Blonde

Best Supporting Actress:pirates-caribbean-5-movie-posters

  • Pom Klementieff, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Elizabeth Debicki, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Karen Gillan, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Kaya Scodelario, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Elis González, Baby Driver
  • Holly Hunter, The Big Sick
  • Riley Keough, Logan Lucky
  • Zendaya, Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Marissa Tomei, Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Amiah Miller, War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Director:1491990205555-1

  • Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman
  • Edgar Wright, Baby Driver
  • Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Steven Soderbergh, Logan Lucky
  • Adam Wingard, Death Note
  • Matt Reeves, War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Cameo:at6khn8b

  • Stan Lee, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Sean Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Seth Green, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Orlando Bloom, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Russell Crowe, The Mummy
  • Stanley Tucci, Transformers: The Last Knight
  • Jon Bernthal, Baby Driver
  • Brogan Hall, Baby Driver
  • Jon Favreau, Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Gwyneth Paltrow, Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Chris Evans, Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Bo Burnham, The Big Sick
  • Seth MacFarlane, Logan Lucky
  • Jon Bernthal, Wind River

Best Comic Book Movie:maxresdefault

  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Wonder Woman
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Best Sequel:au_rich_large_cars3_nr_b9e5af7c

  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • War for the Planet of the Apes
  • Cars 3

Best Reboot/Remake:the-mummy-2017-movie

  • Death Note
  • The Mummy

Best Animated Feature:despicable-me-3-2017-after-credits-hq

  • Cars 3
  • Despicable Me 3
  • Batman and Harley Quinn

Best Adapted Screenplay:deathnote

  • Allan Heinberg, Wonder Woman
  • Kiel Murray, Bob Peterson, and Mike Rich, Cars 3
  • Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Day, Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Chis McKenna, and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Luc Besson, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
  • Matt Reeves and Mark Bomback, War for the Planet of the Apes
  • Charley Parlapanides, Vlad Parlapanides, and Jeremy Slater, Death Note

Best Original Screenplay:maxresdefault1

  • Rebecca Blunt, Logan Lucky
  • Tyler Sheridan, Wind River
  • Edgar Wright, Baby Driver
  • Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick

Best Cinematography:wind-river-movie-poster

  • Paul Cameron, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Matthew Jensen, Wonder Woman
  • Bill Pope, Baby Driver
  • Salvatore Totino, Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Steven Soderbergh, Logan Lucky
  • Ben Richardson, Wind River
  • David Tattersall, Death Note

Best Film Editing:guardians-of-the-galaxy-wallpaper-roster-nebula

  • Fred Raskin and Craig Wood, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Martin Walsh, Wonder Woman
  • Jonathan Amos and Paul Machliss, Baby Driver
  • Debbie Berman and Dan Lebental, Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Julien Rey, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
  • Robert Nassau, The Big Sick

Best Production Design:valerian-2017

  • Scott Chambliss, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Nigel Phelps, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Aline Bonetto, Wonder Woman
  • Marcus Rowland, Baby Driver
  • Oliver Scholl, Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Hugues Tissandier, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Best Original Score:

  • Tyler Bates, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Geoff Zanelli, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Rupert Gregson-Williams, Wonder Woman
  • Brian Tyler, The Mummy
  • Randy Newman, Cars 3
  • Alexandre Desplat, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Best Original Song:bhq044751_5955a77a221211-21547377

  • “Run That Race,” Cars 3
  • “Yellow Light,” Despicable Me 3
  • “Was He Slow?” Baby Driver
  • “A Million on My Soul,” Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
  • “Don’t Pull Your Love,” Batman and Harley Quinn

Best Costume Design:spiderman-homecoming-759

  • Judianna Makovsky, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Penny Rose, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Lindy Hemming, Wonder Woman
  • Courtney Hoffman, Baby Driver
  • Louise Frogley, Spider-Man: Homecoming

Best Hair & Makeup:Death Note

  • Camille Friend, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Kerrin Jackson, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Christine Blundell, Wonder Woman
  • Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou, The Mummy
  • Fionagh Cush, Baby Driver
  • Thi Thanh Tu Nguyen, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
  • Anne Carroll, Death Note

Best Sound Editing:transformers-last-knight-poster-optimus-prime

  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Wonder Woman
  • Transformers: The Last Knight
  • Baby Driver
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Sound Mixing:warofplanetofapes

  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Wonder Woman
  • Transformers: The Last Knight
  • Baby Driver
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

Best Visual Effects:piratesofthecaribbean-deadmentellnotales-1494963463382_1280w

  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Wonder Woman
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • War for the Planet of the Apes
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
  • Death Note

Best Stunts:maxresdefault2

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Wonder Woman
  • The Mummy
  • Baby Driver
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
  • Atomic Blonde

Best Ensemble:img_0365

  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Wonder Woman
  • Baby Driver
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

Best Soundtrack:1-17

  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Baby Driver
  • Despicable Me 3
  • Logan Lucky

Best Post-Credits Scene:spider-man-homecoming

  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming



Doctor Who: Alternative Series Pitch

Doctor Who: Alternative Series Pitch

This pitch was posted on on December 5, 2015, before the release of series 9 & 10 and the announcement of the Jodie Whitaker as the Thirteenth Doctor. Whenever you read “12” or “Capaldi”, replace it with “13” or “Whitaker”.


I got the idea for this pitch from the news that Peter Capaldi (the current Twelfth Doctor) wanted to do other projects on the side, which would result in shorter seasons. I decided to keep the standard twelve episode season. I’d also like to note that I haven’t seen a single episode of season nine at this time. I do not get BBC America on cable. Moving on…


This season would open with the Twelfth Doctor in his TARDIS. He is basically distraught over losing Clara a few episodes ago in Season Nine or is basically doing something in his Tardis. He flashes back to his time in another incarnation. This would allow Capaldi to appear in the beginning of the series and end of the series or begin and end each episode, while being able to work on his projects. What incarnation would be spending time with, you ask? Well, I’m telling you that it’s a Doctor we haven’t seen a lot of. We’ve seen his beginning and ending, but what about in between? Of course I’m talking about that one hit wonder from the 90’s, the Eighth Doctor, played by Paul McGann. From here on out, I will be pitching each episode with a possible title and synopsis for each episode.

Episode #10.1 – The Eighth Day

This episode would begin with our flashback. The episode would lead into 8 and his companion, Grace (as we last saw them at the end of 1996’s Doctor Who movie). The episode would feature the Eighth Doctor take Grace back to the never before seen eighth day of Earth’s creation. There, they find aliens being created, one of which is the Silence. The 8th Doctor forgets ever meeting them at the end because of a Silence erasing the adventure from his mind. Twelve closes the episode by filling any loopholes with his smooth Scottish psychobabble. They leave the day as the winners however, defeating a plot by the silence to kill Adam & Eve to end Humans before they grew.

Episode #10.2 – Enter Grace

The Eighth Doctor & Grace battle Cybermen, who plan to delete an entire planet to expand their power. Grace is the hero in this episode and we get better development with her character. She shows grace on the Cybermen, allowing them to leave with their lives when The Doctor stops them.

Episode #10.3 – Exterminate

The Doctor & Grace encounter a group of rouge Daleks who plan to destroy a Time Lord embassy on the planet of the Sontarans. The Doctor & Grace foil the war criminals. The Doctor first catches wind of the 1st Great Time War, prompting him to return to Gallifrey.

Episode #10.4 – The Drums of War

The Doctor & Grace are summoned to Gallifrey by the War Council of Gallifrey. The council informs the Doctor of their dire need of his help. The Doctor refuses to get involved, even when being urged by a regenerated Master. Part One of a three part story.

Episode #10.5 – Treachery of the Time Lords

The Eighth Doctor & Grace are planning on leaving Gallifrey to continue exploration. Eight’s TARDIS is damaged by the Daleks as the fight is brought to Gallifrey. The War Council continues to hound the Doctor to join them in their war with the Daleks, begging him to save Gallifrey. He refuses. The head Time Lord, played by Timothy Dalton, hires an assassin to kill Grace and make it look like a Dalek killed her. Grace is killed. The Eighth Doctor is enraged and agrees to fight the Daleks, believing them to be the killers. He is assigned to the Master’s unit. End of Part Two or Three.

Episode #10.6 – Run

The Eighth Doctor fights ferociously and even brings the war to a tipping point. The Master, who is drunk while celebrating their inevitable victory, reveals it was the Time Lord War Council’s fault. Eight already knows what he is doing is wrong. With this new information, he decides to run. He sneaks into the TARDIS shed and steals his repaired TARDIS & flees Gallifrey, being branded a war criminal. Part 3 of 3.

Episode #10.7 – The Battle of New York

The Doctor is hiding out in New York City in the year 5000 A.D, when a group of Time Lords sent to arrest him attack. The Doctor defeats them and escapes. He continues on in a life of depressed solitude, blaming himself for Grace’s death. He begins suffering from PTSD.

Episode #10.8 – No More War

The Eighth Doctor finds himself battling The Master’s unit, who is sent to capture him for his war crimes, when they all discover the 1st Time War is over, but a second has broke out. The Master is called back to Gallifrey. The Doctor refuses involvement.

Episode #10.9 – The Skaro Advancement

The Eighth Doctor is kidnapped by the Master and his Time Lords & forced to travel to Skaro to lead a covert ops group of Time Lords in their attempts to end the Second Great Time War. The Doctor helps blow up the capital and kills several Daleks, however he refuses to aid the Time Lords and further. The Second Great Time War is won by the Time Lords, but a third and final war breaks out in revenge only months later.

Episode #10.10 – 2000 A.D.

The Doctor finds himself on Earth when Y2K, which wasn’t supposed to happen, breaks out due to a temporal anomaly. The Doctor is able to source the problem to Sontarans and moves on. The events of Y2K are erased, with the destruction date being set back thousand and thousands of years into the future.

Episode #10.11 – The Dalek Offensive

Part 1 of 2: The Doctor is forced into a confrontation between the Time Lords and Daleks & is taken war prisoner by the Daleks. He believes he is to die soon, not wanting to live any longer. The Daleks put him on death row. The Daleks take him to the execution chamber & he is set to die, but the Doctor isn’t done yet.

Episode #10.12 – The Night of the Doctor

The Doctor is saved from death row by the Master. The Master (who has gone rogue) has a plan to end the Time Wars forever, but he needs the Doctor’s help in doing so. The Master & The Doctor sneak back to Gallifrey & steal a weapon called The Moment. The Master & Doctor escape to a safe place to use the device. The Doctor asks what the point of this device is, to which the Master replies by telling him it’s a weapon to blow up Gallifrey & kill everyone, that there’s no other way to end it, and that he wants the drumming to stop. The Doctor defeats the Master and turns him over to the Time Lords, resulting in a full pardon for the Doctor and The Master was to be punished. The Doctor is reinvigorated with new life and purpose, but because of the Time Lords reputation in the Time Wars, he can’t save anyone because they don’t trust him. This is the case with Claire, who dies rather than let the Doctor save her. The Doctor dies in the crash with her, but, as the Night of The Doctor showed, he chose his regeneration into the War Doctor (played by John Hurt). Leading us back full circle, we catch up with 12 who is on his TARDIS concluding his flashback & telling us the untold story of the 8th Doctor.

The Force Awakens: An Alternative Scene Sketch

The Force Awakens: An Alternative Scene Sketch

This sketch was originally posted on on December 22, 2015.

In my version of the film, we didn’t know Kylo Ren was Han Solo’s son. It was revealed when Kylo Ren, or Ben Solo, murders his father Han Solo. Rey and Finn, who were captured by Captain Phasma, are saved by Chewbacca, who viewed Han’s murder with the others. They run away from the base, Finn has his lightsaber and Chewy his bowcaster. As they get close to the Millenium Falcon, Kylo Ren walks off the Falcon, crossbar lightsaber in hand. He turns it on and screams, “Rey! We have unfinished business to attend to!” Finn activates his lightsaber and yells, “Over my dead body!”

 Ren replies, “That’s the idea, F-N2187”

“That’s not my name!” yells Finn

Finn charges at Ren swinging willy nilly. Ren smacks blades and shoves Finn. It’s clear that Kylo Ren is playing a sick game with Finn and toying with him. Finn gets struck up the back by Ren after a while of toying with him. Finn is severley injured and unconscience. Chewy shoots Ren in the side, grazing him. Just a flesh wound. Ren goes to kill Chewbacca, but Rey picks up Finn’s saber and and swings at Ren, but misses him entirely. She blocks Ren’s swing. She is able to defend herself but isn’t very skilled with the lightsaber. She leads Ren away from the Falcon giving Chewy (carrying Finn) time to escape on the Falcon. Meanwhile, Poe Dameron and his men cannot penetrate the starkiller’s port. The shields are damaged but not fully down and they are being destroyed by the First Order’s fleet. Poe and Wedge Antilles are the only ones left. They are being persued by seven TFO fighters. All hope is lost. Rey and Kylo fight on the edge of the charging Starkiller. We see the beam begin to glow red and that glow illuminates their fight. Rey loses her lightsaber and Ren points his blade are her throat and says, “You’re nothing. You’re an insignificant speck from an insginificant planet. You get lucky that’s all. Now you’re luck has run out.” He raises his blade but suddently stops. He turns to the sky. An old, faded X-Wing flys through the pack and destroys five of the fighters. Poe shouts to the other plane to attack and they wipe out the other two fighters.

The X-Winger shoots the final piece thatis keeping the shields up and destroys it. It’s an impossible shot. Poe shoots and fires in to the port. The Starkiller is going to be destroyed. Kylo Ren is immeditaly taken with fear. “Skywalker,” he says. Ren flees to his ship. Rey watches as Poe and the mysterious pilot fly away. Rey is then picked up by Chewbacca. When Rey returns Poe tells General Leia Organa-Solo about the mysterious pilot. “Luke,” she says. At this, R2 turns on with the map leading to Luke. Luke walks in from the shadows and says, “Don’t worry R2.. I’m back. I sensed I was needed more than I ever had been. I only wish I had been fast enough to save Han.” Everyone is so happy that he is back and to MEET THE WAR HERO & LAST JEDI. Luke Skywalker meets Rey and tells her that the Force is strong in her. That the Force has awakened and it is what called him back. Meanwhile, on a star detroyer, Kylo Ren reports Skywalker’s return to Snoke who tells him he is a failure. He will have to face his uncle and when that time comes, Snoke will have made him ready.


Worldwide Movie Trivia Masterlist

Worldwide Movie Trivia Masterlist


Champion: “The Aussie” Jacob Blunden (6-1)**

  1. “Maverick” Zack Mitchell (5-1)
  2. “The Kid” Jonno Stowell (5-2)*
  3. “The Meme Queen” Jen Kempe (4-1)
  4. “The Maelstrom” Manning Franks (6-3)
  5. Lucas “Lucky Luke” Schildbach (5-2)
  6. “The Real American” John Salvi (3-1)
  7. “A A Ron” Aaron Connole (2-1)
  8. Zabeeh “The Poet” Rehman (3-2)
  9. “Superman” Matthew Kearns (2-1)
  10. “The Silmaril” Kristen Smith (2-1)


  • Chris “Skywalker” Dohmen (3-3)
  • Robert “The Hobbit” Parker (1-1)
  • Mike “Mr. DVD” Hanley (2-2)
  • Malcom “The Crusher” Lay (2-2)
  • “Notorious” Russell Howell (1-0)
  • “The Dude” Andrew Hays (1-0)
  • David Crosson (1-0)
  • Tim Wells (1-0)
  • Corey “The Governor” Brown (2-2)
  • Henry “Confidential” Sanchez (1-1)
  • Greg “The Einstein” Weinstein (1-1)
  • “The Butcher” Luca Fallon (1-1)
  • “T.M. Smith” Timothy Smith (1-1)
  • Madeeh “The Madman” Rehman (1-1)
  • Aaron “The Titan” Turner (1-2)
  • Chris “The Killer” Woodburn (1-2)
  • Ryan “The Braveheart” McLellan (1-2)
  • Adam “The Doctor” Schultz (1-2)
  • Chris “The Legend” Day (2-2)
  • “The Freak” Isaac Horvat (0-1)
  • “The Commander” Chris Clark (0-1)
  • Jeremy “JTH” Hastings (0-1)
  • Brian Fernandez (0-1)
  • Joey “The Wall” Morin (0-1)
  • Brett “The Schmoe Stopper” Sheridan (0-1)
  • Ryan McKenna (0-1)
  • Rasika Wickramaratne (0-1)
  • “The Philosopher” Lucas Went (0-1)
  • Jan “The Giant” Engelmann (0-1)
  • Steven “Mr.” Anderson (0-1)
  • Harvey “The Killer Ginge” Dryer (0-1)
  • Frank “The Stat Man” Janisch (0-1)
  • “The Orangutan” Kyle Arango (0-1)
  • Evan “Showtime” DeGraff (1-3)
  • “Atomic” Ed Sale (0-2)
  • “The Dark Knight” Subrath Sharma (0-2)
  • “Mr. Pink” Matt Beer (0-2)

Upcoming Unranked Competitors:

  • Dan Skip Allen (0-0)
  • Ryan Casey Duncan (0-0)
  • Zack Ford (0-0)
  • Liam Ward (0-0)
  • Andy Wood (0-0)
  • Jonathan Peck (0-0)
  • Patrick Ravida (0-0)
  • Jeremy Adams (0-0)
  • Andy Casalnova (0-0)
  • Christian Schelp (0-0)
  • “The King” Kaleb Koho (0-0)
  • Dan Jensen (0-0)
  • Linus L. Babcock (0-0)
  • Maxance Vincent (0-0)

Retired Competitors:

  • Zach “The Sosmaster” Sosland (3-1)
  • Kees “The Assassin” Cornelisse (3-2)
  • “The Wisconsin Crippler” John Macy (0-1)
  • TJ “2 Points” Pelon (0-1)
  • “The Cocaine Donkey” Ryan Conway (0-1)
  • Kyle “The Warrior” Durand (0-1)
  • “Lord” Nate Wallace (0-1)
  • Zac Horton (0-1)
  • Drake “The GOAT” Froemsdorf (0-1)

Celebrity Competitors:

  • RB3 (1-0)
  • Ryan Snelling (0-1)

Special Match Competitors:

  • “The Hobbit” Robert Parker (1-0) [Middle Earth]
  • “The Giant” Jan Engelmann (0-1) [Middle Earth]

*1st Singles Champion **2nd Singles Champion


  1. Team Who Must Not Be Named (1-0) [Lucas Schildbach and Greg Weinstein]
  2. Team Smilies (1-0) [Zabeeh Rehman and Henry Sanchez]
  3. Disney Duo (1-0) [Paul Wulff and Chris Skalicky]
  4. The Death Eaters (0-1) [Ryan McLellan and Kees Cornelisse]
  5. Team Regulators (0-1) [Mike Hanley and Andrew Hays]
  6. Disney Renaissance (0-1) [Chris Dohmen and Jacob Blunden]

Title Matches:

  • Franks v Stowell; Winner: Stowell – Singles
  • Blunden v Stowell; Winner: Stowell – Singles
  • Blunden v Stowell II; Winner: Blunden – Singles
  • Blunden v Mitchell; Winner: Blunden – Singles


  • Dan Skip Allen v Ryan Casey Duncan – September 21st
  • Retirement Match: Evan “Showtime” DeGraff v “Mr. Pink” Matt Beer – September 24th
  • Zack Ford v Liam Ward – September 28th
  • Andy Wood v Jonathan Peck – October 1st
  • Brett Sheridan v Frank Janisch; Patrick Ravida v Jeremy Adams – October 5th
  • Anthony Casalnova v Christian Schelp – October 8th
  • “The King” Kaleb Koho v Dan Jensen – October 12th
  • Kees “The Assassin” Cornelisse v “Superman” Matthew Kearns; Harvey Dryer v Ryan McLellan – Oct. 15th
  • Ryan McKenna v Jan “The Giant” Engelman – October 19th
  • Linus L. Babcock v Maxance Vincent – October 22nd
  • Mike “Mr. DVD” Hanley v Chris “Skywalker” Dohmen; Malcom “The Crusher” Lay v Robert “The Hobbit” Parker – October 26th
  • Special Horror Match – October 29th
  • Return Players Match (#1 v #2) – November 2nd
  • Rasika Wickramaratne v Kyle Arango – November 5th
  • Timmy Wells v New Competitor – November 9th
  • New Competitor Match – November 12th
  • #1 Ranked Contender Match; Returning Players Undercard – November 16th
  • New Competitor Match – November 19th
  • New Competitor Match – November 23rd
  • Returning Players Match; “The Real American” John Salvi v TBA – November 26th
  • Returning Players Match – November 30th
  • New Competitor Match – December 3rd
  • New Competitor Match – December 7th
  • New Competitor Match – December 10th
  • Returning Players Match – December 14th
  • New Competitor Match – December 17th
  • #2 Ranked Contender Match; Returning Players Undercard – December 21st
  • Special Winter Event – December 24th

Middle Earth: Last Man Standing:

  • “The Commander” Chris Clark – (0/4) – Round 1 elimination
  • Joey Morin – (0/4) – Round 1 elimination
  • “The Dark Knight” Subrath Sharma (2/4) – Round 1 elimination
  • Brian Fernandez (1/4) – Round 1 elimination
  • Malcom Lay (2/4) – Round 1 elimination
  • Ed Sale (7/11) – Round 2 elimination
  • “The Maelstrom” Manning Franks (8/11) – Round 2 elimination
  • Declan Reiner (8/11) – Round 2 elimination
  • Jonathan Stubbs (8/11) – Round 2 elimination
  • Ryan McKenna (3/5) – Round 1 elimination
  • Jen Kempe (1/4) – Round 1 elimination
  • Lucas Schildbach (3/5) – Round 1 elimination
  • Jan “The Giant” Engelmann (9/11) – Round 2 Winner
  • “The Hobbit Robert Parker (5/6) – – Round 1 Winner

Star Wars: Last Man Standing:

Part I

  • Frank “The Stat Man” Janisch (3/8) – Round 3 Elimination
  • “The King” Kaleb Koho (1/7) – Round 2 Elimination
  • Ryan Permison (2/7) – Round 2 Elimination
  • Sean Redmond (2/7) – Round 2 Elimination
  • “Mr. Pink” Matt Beer (4/9) – Round 4 Elimination
  •  Brian Fernandez (0/6) – Round 1 Elimination
  • Linus Babcock (0/6) – Round 1 Elimination
  • Maxance Vincent (1/7) – Round 2 Elimination
  • Lachie Skinner (1/7) – Round 2 Elimination
  • “The Hobbit” Robert Parker (0/6) – Round 1 Elimination
  • Eli McCaig (3/8) – Round 3 Elimination
  • Rhys Perry (0/6) – Round 1 Elimination
  • Chuck Cherchio (2/7) – Round 2 Elimination
  • Matt Thomas (2/7) – Round 2 Elimination
  • Sebastian Gomez (4/9) – Round 4 Elimination
  • Liam Ward (2/7) – Round 2 Elimination
  • “The Maelstrom” Manning Franks (7/9) – Part 1 Winner 
  • Alex Wardon (3/8) – Round 3 Elimination
  • Mark Boric (2/8) – Round 3 Elimination
  • Alexander Brandt (4/9) – Round 4 Elimination
  • Mike Gulick (3/8) – Round 3 Elimination
  • Chris M. Woodburn (1/7) – Round 2 Elimination