First Annual ROCP Awards: And The Winners Are…

Posted: January 1, 2012 in award season, movie reviews, movies

Happy New Year Everyone. Here are the WINNERS of the First Annual ROCP Awards are…

Best Movie of The Year

  • Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows
  • The Descendants
  • The Help
  • Captain America
  • J. Edgar
Harry Potter And the Deathly Hallows

Worst Movie of The Year

  • Abduction
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Hangover 2
  • Hall Pass
  • Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
Red Riding Hood

Best Actor

  • Leonardo Dicaprio, J. Edgar
  • Armie Hammer, J. Edgar
  • Brad Pitt, Tree of Life
  • Ewan McGregor, The Beginners
  • Joseph Gordon Levitt, 50/50
  • Alan Rickman, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2

Leonardo Dicaprio, J. Edgar
At first his accent was strange, but I got into it and he submerged himself into the role. For once he didn’t play the charmer heart throb, he actually played a bit of a jerk. But he made his character vulnerable and relatable, and his creepy dark eyes said all he needed to say.

Best Actress

  • Viola Davis, The Help
  • Tilda Swinton, We Need To Talk About Kevin
  • Jessica Chastain, The Help
  • Bryce Dallas Howard, The Help
  • Naomi Watts, J. Edgar
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Her performance as Celia was amazing. She had me from the beginning. The ditzy blonde that just wanted to be accepted. She was fragile and sweet and innocent and her performance wowed me.

Worst Actor

  • Justin Timberlake, In Time
  • Justin Timberlake, Bad Teacher
  • Taylor Lautner, Abduction
  • Shia Leboef, Transformers
  • Patrick Dempsey, Transformers
Justin Timberlake, Bad Teacher
Good looks may get him girls, but bad acting skills will get him bad movies.

Worst Actress

  • Blake Lively, The Green Lantern
  • Amanda Seyfried, Red Riding Hood
  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
  • Cameron Diaz, Bad Teacher
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
I did not know life size barbie dolls could talk.

Best Romantic Comedy Of The Year

  • Bridesmaids
  • What’s Your Number?
  • Crazy Stupid Love
  •  Midnight In Paris
It’s not so much a love story as it is a story about friendships, but still counts.

Best Action Movie Of The Year

  • Mission Impossible 4
  • Fast Five
  • The Debt
  •  Rise of The Planet Of The Apes
  •  Hanna
Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol
Out of all the nominations, this was the movie that had me on the edge of my seat the whole time.

Best Movie About Super Heroes

  • Thor
  • Captain America
  • X-Men: First Class
Captain America
The picture below says it all. Okay, need more? Captain America was always a superhero, he just needed the hot bod to prove it.

Best Cheesy, Campy, Goodness Film

  • Attack The Block
  • The Muppets
  • Super 8
  • Scream 4
  •  Monte Carlo
  • We Bought A Zoo
The Muppets
A perfect, cheesy, sweet, lovely, musical treat.

Most Depressing Movie

  • One Day
  • We Need To Talk About Kevin
  • Melancholia
  • Like Crazy
We Need To Talk About Kevin
Man this movie was depressing, but not like Melancholia was, this movie had every right to be as depressing as it was horrifying. It wasn’t over dramatic about it, it was just uber uber serious. And especially effecting with moments that will stay with me forever.

Best Tearjearker

  • 50/50
  • One Day
  • Water For Elephants
  • The Beginners
  • We Need To Talk About Kevin
  • We Bought A Zoo



Joseph Gordon Levitt knocked it out of the park on this one as a man who is diagnosed with cancer. When the reality of it all finally hits him, nothing could stop the tears.

The Movie That Had All The Makings To Be Great, But Wasn’t.
  • Cowboys And Aliens
  • Melancholia
  • In Time
  • I Am Number Four
  • Abduction
Tie: Cowboys and Aliens and I Am Number Four

A movie with Cowboys and Aliens, how can you go wrong?
Apparently very. Even with this stellar cast Cowyboys and Aliens fell flat.
It lacked charm, it lacked heart, and it lacked passion.
It was just missing something. Not to mention
what was up with Olivia Wilde’s character?

As for I Am Number Four, the movie already had a fantastic book,
but everything was lost into translation from book to script.
It was as if the script was written before the book.
Everything was just plain wrong, not to mention the two leads
were horribly miscast by actors who couldn’t act.

The Worst Movie This Year I’ve Never Seen (Refuse To See)

  • Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
  • Jack and Jill
  • Big Momma’s House: Like Father Like Son
  • Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
I won’t give this movie any of my money. I mean seriously a girl giving birth to a vampire baby then her werewolf friend who has a crush on her falling in love with that baby? That’s just a horrible horrible image not to mention story in itself. I don’t even think this movie is worth the $1 Red Box Rental.

Performance That Made Me a Fan (when I was otherwise neutral)

  • Sam Worthington, The Debt
  • Ryan Gosling, Drive
  • Tom Cruise, Mission Impossible 4
  • Jessica Chastain, The Help
  • Chris Evans, What’s Your Number?


Tie: Sam Worthington, Ryan Gosling, Jessica Chastain, Chris Evans

Sam Worthington, The Debt:

His  performance in The Debt made me a huge fan of his. His other performances for me have been lackluster, but when his eyes teared up in The Debt, he won me over. I believed him.

Ryan Gosling, Drive  

He is HOT, there’s no denying that. But his acting skills have been kinda “Meh” for me. He’s a good actor, just not completely memorable. However his performance in Drive was stand out and stand up. The first five minutes of Drive were incredible and pushed him over to superstar status for me. It was subtle and simple, but complex at the same time.

Jessica Chastain, The Help: You already know why I love her.

Chris Evans, What’s Your Number

He is a dream boat. He sold me as an action hero, but not as a heartthrob, even when he was shirtless. However his sweet, longing performance as the love interest in What’s Your Number sold me. I guess it’s those sad baby blues that did it.



**warning do not read if you don’t want to know what happens in a certain movie!!**


Most Disturbing Image, I’ll Never Get Out Of My Head

  • How Kevin murdered his fellow school mates, We Need To Talk About Kevin
  • That head exploding in the bathroom, Drive
  • How Teddy lost his finger, Hangover 2
  • Bradley Cooper drinking his own blood, Limitless
  • Mel Gibson chopping of his hand, The Beaver
  • Emma Roberts throwing herself onto a glass table, Scream 4

How Kevin murdered his fellow school mates, We Need To Talk About Kevin
The way Kevin killed his fellow school mates was seriously f-ed up. And it’ll take me forever to get that image out of my life. It was truly truly disturbing and a twist I never saw coming.

The Moment That Ruined An Otherwise Good Movie

  • Anne Hathway’s character dying in, One Day
  • Owen Wilson’s babbling, Midnight In Paris
  • The stupid ending of Patrick Wilson becoming possessed, Insidious
  • Justin Timberlake, Friends with Benefits
  • The alien encounter, Super 8
Super 8
J.J. Abrams cannot do Aliens. First of all this alien looked like a mixture of E.T. and the alien from Cloverfield. But as we all know sometimes “seeing” isn’t the best option. Sometimes less is more. The movie was great except for the ending and the reveal of the Alien. Do-Over, J.J.

The Moment That Saved An Otherwise Bad Movie

  • Kato posing as Green Hornet pretending to shoot Britt to explain his bullet wound, The Green Hornet
  • Claire using the wire to figure out the planet is hurling towards Earth, Melancholia.
  • Teresa Palmer’s Performance, I Am Number Four
  • Winter, that damn dolphin, A Dolphin’s Tale
Kato posing as Green Hornet pretending to shoot
Britt to explain his bullet wound, The Green Hornet
That ending was hilarious. It really made me laugh, it was clever, and sharp and smart. Too bad the rest of the movie wasn’t.

Most Tearful Moment

  • Adam (Joseph Gordon Levitt) panicking and asking for his mommy as he’s about to go under, 50/50
  • The look on Charlie’s (Hugh Jackman) face as he boxes using Atom, Real Steel
  • Anne Hathaway’s death, One Day
  • Realizing I just spent $17 to watch a crappy movie in IMAX, I Am Number Four
  • Tolson (Armie Hammer) crying over J. Edgar, J. Edgar
  • Aiblieen (Viola Davis) saying goodbye to the little girl she cared for after being fired, The Help.
Tie: Adam panicking and asking for his mommy as he’s about to go under, 50/50
and Aiblieen  saying goodbye to the little girl she cared for after being fired, The Help.
I cried like a wee little baby both times. Okay they were silent tears rolling down my cheeks as I hope my friend wouldn’t notice.

Best Movie Moment

  • The first 5 minutes of Drive where Driver (Ryan Gosling) drove a get-a-way car were AMAZING.
  • Harry, Ron, and Hermonie joining their friends and family back at Hogwarts, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) climbing up, then back down, the tallest building in the world, in IMAX. Mission Impossible 4
  • Minnie talking about/describing how she “made” the chocolate cream pie, The Help
  • Kermit and The Muppets walking through the doors being welcomed by the huge crowd, The Muppets
  • A bad guy throwing a helpless kid into the water to distract the now buff Steve Rodgers. And the kid telling Steve he could swim, Captain America.

Well there they are! Do you agree? Disagree? Here’s to 2011. You were a good movie year, but I’m looking forward to 2012 for bigger and better things. 


Happy New Year!! Welcome 2012!


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