I wasn’t going to do one this year since the site has become more focused in its subject matter but by popular demand (from my wife) I bring to you the 5th annual Trenchie awards.
Best Movie I saw in 2005: Without a doubt, it has to be Sin City which will probably cause at least one person to stop reading my site. It was the only movie that actually got me out of the house to go see a movie in the theaters.
Worst Movie I saw in 2005: Strawberry Estates. This was an independent horror film that was absolutely painful to watch. It looks like it was filmed by 13-year-olds with their parents’ video camera. It introduced me to the evil That is Ron Bonk. Jade’s honorable mention was the remake of the Amityville Horror. She said no matter how many times Ryan Reynolds takes off his shirt she still couldn’t watch that movie all the way through.
Best Album of 2005: Advance and Vanquish by 3 Inches of Blood. This actually came out in late 2004 but 2005 was not a good year in albums for me and I bought it in 2005 and it’s the album I listened to most in 2005. If you like old school metal like Manowar you’ll like 3 Inches of Blood.
Worst Album of 2005: Angel of Retribution by Judas Priest. Maybe there was too much hype leading up to the release of the album where Rob Halford was reunited with Judas Priest but it was definitely a disappointment. Only two good songs from what should have been Album of the Year was disappointing.
Best TV Show of 2005: House. Duh. Honorable mention goes to Bones and How I Met Your Mother.
Worst TV Show of 2005: Law and Order. The entire franchise. I never liked CI. Regular L&O has gone seriously downhill since Jerry Orbach died. And SVU has been having these inane shows that start off with SVU type crimes and go off into these weird liberal preachy tangents that have nothing to do with SVU crimes.
Best Wrestling Moment of 2005: The Night Matt Hardy returned unexpectedly to the WWE to attack Edge. Too bad they screwed up the development of the angle from there on out.
Worst Wrestling Moment of 2005: The death of Eddie Guererro. Vaya Con Dios.
Best Video game of 2005: Suikoden Tactics. A strategy game from the makers of the RPG series. It kept me addicted for weeks.
Worst Video game of 2005: Suikoden IV. I’m a huge fan of the series but unless you’re using a cheat disc like Codebreaker this game was painful to play.
Dumbass of 2005: All the people who rushed to the gas pumps in the wake of Hurricane Katrina due to fears of a gas crisis. Thanks to you we actually had a gas crisis for a while.
Most Inane Political Agenda of 2005: All the “Free Tookie” idiots.
Biggest Jackass Celebrity of 2005: Like there was any doubt on this one. Between the couch jumping and the personal attack on psychiatry and Brooke Shields, it has to go to Tom Cruise.
That’s it for 2005 kids. Who knows if there will be a 6th annual awards entry.