Reel Ryan’s Golden Reels and Heavy Sigh Awards (Oscars 2015)

Hello Everyone! I’m using my Personal Updates page to bring you some fun awards from the movies I’ve reviewed this last year. This first list are the good films (My Golden Reel Awards) and the second section is something new, they are Reel Ry’s Heavy Sighs Awards. These are like the Razzies, movies that are terrible and need to be called out!


The 2nd Annual Reel Ryan Golden Reel Film Awards:
Best Picture: American Sniper
Best Director: James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Best Actor: J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)
Best Actress: Eva Green (300: Rise of an Empire)
Best Supporting Actor: Jaime Foxx (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
Best Supporting Actress: Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street)
Best Original Screenplay: Geoff Moore, David Posamentier (Better Living Through Chemistry)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Gary Hawkins (Joe)
Best Cinematography: Birdman
Best Editing: Edge of Tomorrow
Best Production Design: The Lego Movie
Best Costume Design: The Theory of Everything
Best Makeup: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Best Score: Whiplash
Best Song: “We’re Doing a Sequel” (Muppets Most Wanted)
Best Sound Mixing: X-Men: Days of Future’s Past
Best Visual Effects: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Best Sound Effects: Selma

The ultimate prize for the Reel Ryan awards is the “Golden Reel” award, but sadly not a single 2014 film earned a perfect 100. Let’s hope that 2015 has some better movies! Thanks for reading!

The 1st Annual Reel Ry’s Heavy Sighs awards:
Worst Picture: Leprechaun: Origins
Worst Director: Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
Worst Actor: Nicolas Cage (Rage)
Worst Actress: Scarlett Johansson (Under the Skin)
Worst Supporting Actor: James Franco (Palo Alto)
Worst Supporting Actress: Olga Kurylenko (Vampire Academy)
Worst Original Screenplay: Lindsay Devlin (Devil’s Due)
Worst Adapted Screenplay: Shintaro Shimosawa (Repentance)
Worst Cinematography: Godzilla
Worst Editing: All Cheerleader’s Die
Worst Production Design: Only Lover’s Left Alive
Worst Costume Design: Divergent
Worst Makeup: The Hungover Games
Worst Score: Under the Skin
Worst Song: “Hero” by Family of the Year (Boyhood)
Worst Sound Mixing: I, Frankenstein
Worst Visual Effects: Transcendence
Worst Sound Effects: Cabin Fever: Patient Zero

… and the heaviest of heavy sighs award goes to Leprechaun Origns this year with a whopping score of zero. This film puts a new standard on bad, with terrible special effects and the fact that they lie to you not having a Leprechaun in the film, instead it was a blurry grey gorilla monster chasing all the bad actors in the film. Avoid it at all costs for it will make you sigh hard enough to blow the candles out on a birthday cake.

08/29/24: Just a little update for you all! I’ve moved recently and have gone to Hades and back to get internet at my house. We finally have it and I’ll be posting about 8 new reviews soon. I’m sorry to all my loyal readers. I wish I had better access to internet here, but what can you do? I’m glad to be back now and will keep providing reviews for you! Thanks for your patience!

08/11/2014: Such sad news about Robin Williams death today. He was a great actor that brought a lot of smiles and laughs to audiences all over the world. He’s always been a favorite of mine since I became obsessed with his voice acting for Aladdin. Here are my reviews of Robin Williams films that I have done so far:

Good Will Hunting



A.I. Artificial Intelligence


Mrs. Doubtfire

The Big Wedding

I feel bad that I’ve only done seven of his films, I’ve done a lot more of his films recently due to my work on 90’s films. I finally saw Good Will Hunting for the first time, and was highly impressed by Williams in that film. I will miss him greatly, and I’ll try and review more of his movies in the future.

Email me at and suggest a Robin Williams movie I should review.

Rest in peace Robin.

08/02/2014: Hi everyone! I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t changed this page for a while, as in, last Mother’s Day. Ouch! I’ll try to be better about that.

So here is some news about me right now. I am still on the job hunt. I think I’m close to getting one, but it’s not official yet. So, fingers crossed on that front. I have been writing for the local paper in their blog section; here is the link for that:  Reel Ryan’s Movie Reviews.

I’ve had some high times and some low times this summer. I got to visit my family who lives about 13 hours away, I got to see my Sister-in-Law get married and I got to spend a wonderful 4th of July with my extended family. The low point was shortly after our 4th of July trip my wife and I lost a family member, so that has been hard on us. I’ve been trying my best to avoid sad dramas because we’ve cried enough!

We are gearing up to move soon. Still remaining in Marshall, Texas. We are just moving ten minutes away to be closer to my wife’s work (and hopefully where I’ll work too). This housing situation will be a lot better, which is a blessing, and hopefully I’ll be able to see some newer movies to review, since we can afford to pay for movie tickets. Yay!

I hit some milestones on the website recently. I’ve reached over 200 followers! Thanks to all of you who support me in this crazy endeavor! I also have reached over 10,000 views on the site and also had my 1 year anniversary of!

It’s been an interesting summer and I hope to bring you all some very good content. I’m still working on my list of 100 most popular 90’s movies, I have about 31 left to see. Then I’ll be working on the 80’s next with some new releases peppered in throughout.

Thanks again for everyone who reads my stuff. I hope my opinions on films help you more than hurt you. One final thing before I go, my (wife’s, cousin’s wife?, whatever that term is! I’ll just say loved family member!) just started her own blog about family meals. It’s called Making Meal Time . If you have kids and a family, it is a neat resource on meal planning and tips for having a successful family meal time. I love it so far! (Just wish I had kids!)

Thanks fans!

–Reel Ryan


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