The Humpo Show End of Year Awards 2018

The Humpo Show End of Year Awards [2018]

This is the second year of The Humpo Show End of Year Awards, where I celebrate my favourite films, books, bloggers and posts of the year.

Favourite Film of the Year

(1) Avengers: Infinity War
“the biggest blockbuster of the year, and possibly ever”
(2) Mission: Impossible – Fallout

(3) Game Night

Favourite non-2018 Film

(1) The Greatest Showman (2017)
“showstopping musical”
(2) The Truman Show (1998)
(3) All the President’s Men (1976)

Favourite Book of the Year

(1) The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“the final instalment of a beguiling series”
(2) War Storm by Victoria Aveyard
(3) Forever and a Day by Anthony Horowitz

Favourite non-2018 Book

(1) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
“a truly special story set during the second world war”
(2) Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
(3) A Legacy of Spies by John le Carré

Favourite TV Show of the Year

(1) Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
“a thrilling series – in the same vein as Homeland
(2) Westworld (Season Two)
(3) Ancient Invisible Cities

Favourite film quote

Drax: Why is Gamora?
– Avengers: Infinity War

Favourite book quote

The world is simply a mirror of those who form it and it is neither more nor less than we make of it all.
– Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Labyrinth of the Spirits

Favourite newly-followed blog

What’s Nonfiction 
I’ve discovered a love for nonfiction books, and this blog is a perfect fit for my new reading taste.

Favourite bloggers of the year

dvmoviesblog
An insightful and interesting film blogger, who covers a lot of different films and genres.

Alex Raphael
A bit like me in that he posts about a bit of everything, but I especially like his film blog posts.

Kristin Kraves Books
An active voice in the book blogging community with plenty of interesting content and discussion posts.

Favourite Post

An Ode to the Mission Impossible Franchise – Film 4 Fan
A great analysis of the direction of the films, Tom Cruise, the stunts and the supporting characters. A great summary of why we love the action-packed film series.

Personal Favourite

Berlin Travels Part One
The first post of my travels in Berlin, including The Bundestag, Brandenburg Gate, Holocaust Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, BlackBox Cold War and the Topography of Terror.


That’s all folks!

Stay tuned this December for an upcoming reviews of the latest Sir David Attenborough documentary series Dynasties and Ian Fleming’s James Bond novel For Your Eyes Only; a roundup on my year’s reading and viewing habits; and some short reviews of underrated Christmas films.


The Humpo Show | Richard

12 thoughts on “The Humpo Show End of Year Awards 2018

    • You’re welcome – I’ve enjoyed reading your posts this year and the Mission Impossible one stood out for me as no-one else did anything like it. Looking forward to reading more film reviews and posts from you in 2019! 🙂

    • You should feel honoured – these awards are up there with the Oscars 😀 😀

      Thanks mate, I always know when one of your posts is up that it’s going to be good.

      Took me ages to decide on everything haha!

    • Fully deserved Kristin! I always enjoy reading your posts – and it has been great to see your blog grow so much this year. Keep it up for next year! 🙂

      I loved it – I’m always a little wary when rating comedies, but this one was brilliant and I had to include it in my top 3. Ge on it!!

  1. Great post! Haha, the “Why is Gamora” quote cracks me up every time. I’m truly happy to see the Book Thief on here (my favorite novel ever!), and I still need to see the Mission Impossible film. I’ve heard great things about it! 🙂

    • I watched it again on DVD yesterday and I was trying to control my laughter before he even said the line 😀

      It has cemented its place as one of mine too!

      The new film is the best out of all six of them – I very nearly chose it as my no.1 film of the year..

    • Loved them both, even though Truman Show was a rewatch I still punch the air at the ending.

      Glad you like it – I’m doing another roundup of films shortly – as an infographic..

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