The Real Awards

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This is my own award show called The Real Awards (formally known as The ill Awards). This is where I make my categories and present the winners for the year of 2016. Is it better than the Oscars, probably not, better than MTV Movies Awards, maybe, but this is just my opinions for each award. Feel free to comment whether you agree or disagree. Now without further ado, let’s start with the first category:

Funniest Movie of the Year

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Deadpool

It is a comic book action film, but the hilarity in this was superb. I was laughing from beginning to end with all the antics and quotes. Ryan Reynolds mixed the comedic role and superhero (maybe antihero) role very well, and created a character we will always remember and laugh about in future years!!!

Best Animated Movie of the Year

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Kubo and the Two Strings

I’ve said this many times before, but this animated film was the best stop motion action I have ever seen. The special effects has blown me away. Let alone, the story with all the Japanese culture and legendary characters made it very enjoyable and fun to watch for the whole family. It has been two years in a row that an animated movie made it to my Best Movie of the Year, and I really think that is a great thing, because it involves the whole family. That is what what animated movies are all about!!!

Best Nerd/Fanboy Movie of the Year

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Captain America: Civil War

Before this film came out I was a big fan of the story in the comics. When I heard that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) were doing a movie based on this comic series, I didn’t think it was possible. There were too many character stories that would be too much for a two hour movie. Not only did the film proved me wrong and made an awesome comic book movie with some great writing for the story that really made it their own, they also introduced new characters for us to get excited about in the near future (Black Panther and Spider-Man). It just proves that the MCU still remains supreme in the comic book movie world, and will probably continue in years to come!!!

Best Romantic Movie of the Year

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Loving

Usually romantic films are cheesy and eye rolling, but this one was not only different, but very powerful. The fact about interracial marriage and the politics that came in the 50’s really hit close to home for me. It’s amazing to see how much stuff the Loving family had to go through to just live a peaceful life with their family. Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton provided some great acting and chemistry to make it impactful. I’m surprised this film didn’t get an Oscar nomination!!!

Best Oscar Nominated Movie of the Year

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Hacksaw Ridge

There has been a trend for me of picking my favorite in this category, and having it not winning the Oscar for Best Picture. It just shows how real I am when it comes to films, and give it a different and probably a relatable perspective on films in general. With Hacksaw Ridge, the best war film action since Saving Private Ryan that had a great and unique story. Great acting and direction really made this for me one of the most memorable of 2016!!!

Movie That Exceeded My Expectations in 2016

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Everybody Want Some!!

If you hadn’t seen this comedy, do yourself a favor and check it out. It has a comedic vibe and story that reminded me of Animal House. Throughout the film I was laughing at their conversations, quotes, and antics each different character brings. I also appreciated the realness this film brings, and with the unique setting go college life in the early 80’s. I did not expected for this comedy to be really good, but I enjoy being pleasantly surprised!!!

Most Disappointing Movie of 2016

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

I know some people will tell me, “I told you so.” (Whatever!!!) I really did have high hopes that this film will not only be good, but give the MCU some friendly competition. Reason I would think that is because I really enjoyed Man of Steel. However, it really was a mess that a part of me knew it was coming, but didn’t want to believe it. I don’t blame the acting (Batfleck was good after all the hate) or action, I blame the writing and lack of transitional editing. It just showed that the DC Extended Universe were really desperate to compete with the MCU by putting everything in it which really made it all a clunky mess. I took some heat of giving it a merciful rating, but Captain America: Civil War made me change my mind. (However, the Director’s Cut made me feel better about my rating.) DC really needs to step their game up if they really want to come close to compete with the MCU because they reign supreme in the comic book movie world!!!

Movie Everybody Liked but I Didn’t in 2016

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Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

I really enjoyed the first film which was funny and unique. However, I didn’t like this sequel. I thought the story was too bland, and the comedy really was too much slapstick and raunchiness for my liking. Many people told me that they really liked this film including many other critics that I read. I just don’t see why to be quite honest, but it is what it is!!!

Movie Everybody Hated, but I Liked in 2016

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

I took some heat for liking the first one, and I took some heat for liking this one, but honestly I do find these films enjoyable. As a matter of fact, it did critically better than its predecessor, though not by much. I am a fan of this whole franchise, and maybe that’s why I enjoy it so much. I believe people need to understand that these films are made for kids to really enjoy. It is not going to be dark like the DC Extended Universe films, and it is not going to be thought provoking as the MCU. It is just pure entertainment, and in that regard, it did its job. I do believe all that hate extends to Michael Bay, and sometimes his hate can be unmerited (Just my opinion)!!!

Weirdest Movie of 2016

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Swiss Army Man

I didn’t have to think long and hard for this category. This movie was just plain out weird. I mean I get the hidden message, but the way they go about things involving a dead guy was just too much to bare for me. You have to see it to know what I mean, but to give you a quick example the guy uses the dead body’s farts to propel him to the water to get to from one island to another. That is just the tip of the iceberg in the weirdness!!!

Creepiest Movie of 2016

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The Conjuring 2

This has been a pretty good year critically for horror films. I’m usually don’t watch horror films for many of my own reasons, but I do give the critically good ones a chance. I believe the reason these horror films worked this year is because they stepped up their creepiness. For The Conjuring 2, they really stepped up their creepiness from the first film. That nun was really creepy looking, and some of the scenes dealing with demon possessions really made me creep out a little. I just hope in 2017 won’t be as good for horror as in 2016, because it can be too much for me!!!

Movie I Refused to Watch in 2016

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The Shallows

A very rare category for me, but now it has happened two years in a row. (Is something wrong with me?) Well one thing that will do it for me is adding sharks as the main part of the film makes me not one to see it. Plain and simple, sharks give me the creeps, and don’t want anything to do with them. You can blame the movie Jaws for that!!!

Movie With the Best Soundtrack

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Moana

Still to this day I am humming the music to this film. The best soundtrack I heard since probably The Lion King. The music really made this film fun and enjoyable. Songs like the Oscar nominated song, “How Far I’ll Go,” and “You’re Welcome,” which is actually sung by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson himself. I give credit to Lin-Manuel Miranda for writing these songs, and the future is bright for him!!!

Movie with the Best Quote of 2016

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Hacksaw Ridge

The quote is by Private Desmond Doss, played by Andrew Garfield, which is “Please Lord, help me get one more.” The reason I loved that quote so much is because it just showed the true character of Private Doss. He refused to hold a gun to kill, but instead he goes out to the battle field and saving many of these wounded soldiers lives. Overtime he says that prayer and goes out all night saving these soldiers lives one by one by himself, shows his true dedication in being a great soldier. That moment is what made this film so great in my book, and teach you about not only standing up in what you believe in, but proving the naysayers wrong!!!

Movie with the Most WTH Moment

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The Brothers Grimsby

You have to see it, but to not give too much away, it involves elephants. That scene not only made me say, “What the heck,” it had my mouth wide open in astonishment, and at times closing my eyes and shaking my head. It was so radical an unique, I couldn’t help but being grossly astonished and amused at the same time!!!

Well, those were my winners of The Real Awards. I hope you all enjoyed them. Please feel free to comment on anything. Let’s see what 2017 holds for us, but below is my full rankings of the films of 2017 for your reading pleasures. Thanks for reading!!!

Top Movies of 2016

Kubo and the Two Strings 5 Stars

Hacksaw Ridge 4.5 Stars     

Captain America: Civil War 4.5 Stars

Deadpool 4.5 Stars

Zootopia 4.5 Stars

Doctor Strange 4.5 Stars

Lion 4.5 Stars

Deepwater Horizon 4.5 Stars

Sully 4.5 Stars

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 4 Stars

The Infiltrator 4 Stars

Patriots Day 4 Stars

Hidden Figures 4 Stars

Imperium 4 Stars

Loving 4 Stars

Nocturnal Animals 4 Stars

The Magnificent Seven 4 Stars

Manchester by the Sea 4 Stars

Sausage Party 4 Stars

Moana 4 Stars

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 4 Stars

The Jungle Book 4 Stars

La La Land 4 Stars

Everybody Wants Some!! 4 Stars

Hell or High Water 4 Stars

Moonlight 4 Stars

Allied 4 Stars

The Birth of a Nation 4 Stars

Snowden 4 Stars

Star Trek: Beyond 4 Stars

Race 4 Stars

The Nice Guys 4 Stars

Captain Fantastic 4 Stars

Bad Moms 4 Stars

Finding Dory 4 Stars

Sing 4 Stars

X-men: Apocalypse 4 Stars

Barbershop: The Next Cut 4 Stars

Nerve 4 Stars

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows 4 Stars

God’s Not Dead 2 4 Stars

Risen 4 Stars

The Finest Hours 4 Stars

Eddie the Eagle 4 Stars

The Hollars 4 Stars

The Founder 3.5 Stars

Fences 3.5 Stars

Bleed for This 3.5 Stars

The Edge of Seventeen 3.5 Stars

Kung Fu Panda 3 3.5 Stars

Money Monster 3.5 Stars

Suicide Squad 3.5 Stars

War Dogs 3.5 Stars

Don’t Think Twice 3.5 Stars

A Monster Calls 3.5 Stars

Gold 3.5 Stars

Ben-Hur 3.5 Stars

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back 3.5 Stars

The Accountant 3.5 Stars

Why Him? 3.5 Stars

Don’t Breathe 3.5 Stars

Queen of Katwe 3.5 Stars

Hands of Stone 3.5 Stars

A Hologram for the King 3.5 Stars

The Girl on the Train 3.5 Stars

10 Cloverfield Lane 3.5 Stars

Keanu 3.5 Stars

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping 3.5 Stars

Elvis and Nixon 3.5 Stars

The Secret Life of Pets 3.5 Stars

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi 3.5 Stars

The Angry Birds Movie 3.5 Stars

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 3.5 Stars

Storks 3.5 Stars

The Brothers Grimsby 3.5 Stars

Regression 3.5 Stars

Free State of Jones 3 Stars

The Legend of Tarzan 3 Stars

Arrival 3 Stars

Jason Bourne 3 Stars

London Has Fallen 3 Stars

Triple 9 3 Stars

Split 3 Stars

Passengers 3 Stars

Hardcore Henry 3 Stars

Central Intelligence 3 Stars

Live by Night 3 Stars

Hail, Caesar! 3 Stars

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk 3 Stars

Trolls 3 Stars

Elle 3 Stars

Cafe Society 3 Stars

Florence Foster Jenkins 3 Stars

Collateral Beauty 3 Stars

The Perfect Day 3 Stars

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 3 Stars

Miracles from Heaven 3 Stars

I’m Not Ashamed 3 Stars

Miles Ahead 3 Stars

Now You See Me 2 3 Stars

Ratchet and Clank 3 Stars

Dirty Grandpa 3 Stars

The Conjuring 2 3 Stars

The Witch 3 Stars

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 3 Stars

Warcraft 3 Stars

Mechanic: Resurrection 3 Stars

Lights Out 3 Stars

Mr. Church 3 Stars

Assassin’s Creed 3 Stars

Alice Through the Looking Glass 3 Stars

The BFG 3 Stars

The Wild Life 3 Stars

How to Be Single 3 Stars

The Boss 3 Stars

The Divergent Series: Allegiant 3 Stars

Term Life 3 Stars

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot 3 Stars

The Lobster 3 Stars

Bridgett Jones’s Baby 3 Stars

When the Bough Breaks 3 Stars

Midnight Special 3 Stars

Ghostbusters 2.5 Stars

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising 2.5 Stars

Masterminds 2.5 Stars

Morgan 2.5 Stars

Inferno 2.5 Stars

Criminal 2.5 Stars

Independence Day: Resurgence 2.5 Stars

Zoolander 2 2.5 Stars

Ride Along 2 2.5 Stars

Office Christmas Party 2.5 Stars

The Purge: Election Year 2.5 Stars

Pete’s Dragon 2.5 Stars

The Sea of Trees 2.5 Stars

Puerto Rican’s in Paris 2.5 Stars

Nina 2.5 Stars

Bad Santa 2 2.5 Stars

Almost Christmas 2.5 Stars

Keeping Up with the Joneses 2.5 Stars

Nine Lives 2.5 Stars

20th Century Women 2.5 Stars

Jackie 2.5 Stars

Swiss Army Man 2.5 Stars

Me Before You 2.5 Stars

Mother’s Day 2.5 Stars

The Perfect Match 2.5 Stars

Mr. Right 2.5 Stars

Norm of the North 2.5 Stars

Gods of Egypt 2.5 Stars

My Blind Brother 2.5 Stars

The 5th Wave 2.5 Stars

Green Room 2.5 Stars

Silence 2.5 Stars

Miss Sloane 2.5 Stars

I Saw the Light 2.5 Stars

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies 2.5 Stars

The Huntsmen: Winter’s War 2 Stars

Knight of Cups 2 Stars

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates 2 Stars

Meet the Blacks 2 Stars

High-Rise 2 Stars

The Young Messiah 2 Stars

The Choice 2 Stars

The Family Fang 2 Stars

Fifty Shades of Black 1 Stars

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