The Mystery Blogger Award Nomination

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Thank you very much to https://thefilm.blog/ for the Nomination!

The Mystery Blogger Award was created by  Okoto Enigma, so I’ll let her explain it:

“The “Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion”. Continue reading

Review: WWE Network’s 100 Best Matches To See Before You Die: #32 Sting’s Squadron vs. The Dangerous Alliance (War Games, WCW Wrestlewar 1992)

20141106_EP_LIGHT_100best_2_home_nologo(Here’s the link for the match on the WWE Network: http://network.wwe.com/video/v638884283/?contentId=&contextType=wwe-show&contextId=the_wargames_collection )

The first WarGames match on the Best 100…List (at #83, the WrestleWar ’91 War Games) was a spectacle of non-stop manic and bloody violence. A few botches actually added to the intensity of it. It also had a dud competitor in the guise of Sid Vicious. This War Games, at WrestleWar ’92, has a full retinue of good to great wrestlers. They pour their heart and soul into the match. It’s also non-stop, bloody action, but manages to better its predecessor thanks in no small part to Paul E. Dangerously and the stacked talent. Continue reading

Review: 2012 (2009) (Appetite For Destruction?)

2012“We’re going to need a bigger plane.”

President Donald Trump has been the most powerful man in the world for over a month. Yet the world is still in one piece. To prepare myself for disaster, I re-watched a film I hated at the cinema, ‘2012.’ I left the cinema less than impressed after ‘Deepwater Horizon,’ a smaller scale disaster film than Emmerich’s usual globe spanning adventures (read my review of that film here). Would ‘2012’ satisfy my appetite for destruction? No matter how many national monuments he digitally destroys, Emmerich finds it difficult to direct a decent film. Each of his disaster films are bloated, over-reliant on CGI, poorly scripted, illogically plotted, etc (just check out Independence Day: Resurgence for proof, and read my review here). And they are populated with good actors, giving them a veneer of respect.  Continue reading

Review: WWE Network’s 100 Best Matches To See Before You Die: #33 Edge vs. John Cena (WWE Title, TLC Match. WWE Unforgiven 2006)

20141106_EP_LIGHT_100best_2_home_nologo(Here’s the link for the match on the WWE Network: http://network.wwe.com/video/v31303851/?contentId=&contextType=wwe-show&contextId=unforgiven )

Is this really the best singles TLC match in WWE (before the Best 100…List was published, obviously!)? Of course, the heavy hitters are further up the Best 100…List, but they are tag team TLC matches. I’m not dismissing this TLC match pitting John Cena vs Edge at all. It’s a good bout, probably one of the best that the two had during their memorable feud. But it’s dragged down by being little more than a spotfest and Cena’s underselling. Edge is also guilty of underselling, which undermines the great effort put into this bout. I just don’t think the match deserves to be on the Best 100…List. Continue reading

Does Bray Wyatt Really Deserve A World Title?

bray-wyatt-titleChants of “You Deserve it!” are commonplace among the WWE crowds of modern times. AJ Styles, Sasha Banks, Kevin Owens and Finn Balor are among the notable wrestlers to receive this chant after winning their first World title (or in Banks’ case, the Women’s title). On this week’s edition of Smackdown, Bray Wyatt was the most recent recipient of this chant. But just because a crowd chant it, does it make it valid? Did Bray Wyatt deserve to win the WWE Championship at Elimination Chamber 2017? I can’t fault his character in anyway. While his mumbling, enigmatic but empty promos lost their attraction after his feud with John Cena, for the past few months they’ve regained their power. However, character is not everything in WWE. Wins and losses and feuds matter as well. In those areas, Wyatt is severely lacking. So does he really deserve it?  Continue reading

Why ’24’ Will Make Your Day!

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To celebrate the UK premiere of ‘24: Legacy’, here’s why I think ‘24’ is a TV show everyone should watch. The addiction has started again, and I’m halfway through Season 3 after starting Season 1 four days ago. I’m beginning to shout ‘TELL ME WHERE THE BOMB IS!’ randomly at people in the street. ‘24’ is a lot like fast food, in that it’s easy to consume, but one Big Mac meal deal will never do; you always want more…However it is the Burger King of the TV world, the fast food that will satiate your appetite but leave you wanting more at the same time… Continue reading

Review: The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) (Is Everything Still Awesome?)

the-lego-movie“Now, let’s start the movie”

‘The LEGO Movie’ was a very pleasant surprise. What could have been a by the numbers feature length commercial for a toy turned out to be a hilarious ride that turned its satirical eye to our own society (“Honey, where are my pants?!?!?”). Of course, like every other movie in our age, it was the beginning of a movie franchise. The second movie of the franchise was revealed to be ‘The LEGO Batman Movie.’ LEGO Batman was one of the great characters in ‘The LEGO Movie,’ but would giving him his own spin off work? Yes, it does, but it doesn’t work as well as it’s predecessor. An undeveloped story hinders what could have been ‘The LEGO Movie’s’ equal…but it’s still a very, very funny film. Continue reading

Review: ‘Split’ (2017) (A Film Divided Against Itself?)

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Before ‘Split’, the last M. Night Shyamalan film I saw was ‘The Village.’ Suffice to say, that put me off his films for a long time! ‘The Village’ was a dull film capped off with a silly twist at the end. However, the mere premise of seeing James McAvoy play twenty three characters in one person made me curious about ‘Split.’ He’s someone who’s a very good actor, but has never truly pushed himself to strive greatness. From the preview of ‘Split,’ the few personalities he acted out look convincing. Fortunately, he’s great throughout the film. Unfortunately, the film hanging around him is rather contrived and dull… Continue reading

Review: WWE Network’s 100 Best Matches To See Before You Die: #34 Jushin Liger vs. Brian Pillman (WCW Light Heavyweight Title, WCW Superbrawl II)

20141106_EP_LIGHT_100best_2_home_nologo(Here’s the link for the match on the WWE Network: http://network.wwe.com/video/v31367857/?contentId=31367857&contextType=wwe-show&contextId=superbrawl )

After two matches that weren’t worthy of being on the Best 100…List, I had high hopes for #34, Brian Pillman vs Jushin Liger. We’ve seen Pillman before on the Best 100…List (at #83, part of the War Games match…click here for my review) , but not in a singles match. This is Liger’s first and only appearance. If you’ve watched WWE NXT, then you may have seen Liger fight Tyler Breeze. Apart from that, I’ve never seen Liger wrestle before. It seems I have been missing out! Liger and Pillman steal the show, even though it’s the opening bout. They also set the tone and bar for the WCW Cruiserweight that would set WCW on fire. Continue reading

Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination!

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Thanks to Jess Boswell (who can be found at https://thecozychronicles.wordpress.com/ for my Sunshine Blogger Award nomination! Here’s the deal:

  1. Post the award on your blog
  2. Thank the person who nominated you
  3. Answer the 11 questions they set
  4. Pick another 11 bloggers
  5. Set them 11 questions.

So, let’s get to answering Jess’ questions!

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