HAMMY’S TOP 10…NON-RUMBLE ROYAL RUMBLE MATCHES!

It’s the Royal Rumble tomorrow! Yes, not only are thirty sweaty men going to battle for the right to main event WrestleMania, but thirty sweaty women are also going to battle for the right to face the Women’s Champion at WrestleMania (but their chance of main eventing WrestleMania is a 3,750 to 1). But I’m not here to talk about the Rumble match itself. I’m here to talk about the non-Rumble Royal Rumble matches. More specifically, my Top 10 non-Rumble Royal Rumble matches! Sometimes, an undercard match overshadows the Rumble match itself. Here are ten instances where that is most definitely the case! Continue reading

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Review: Royal Rumble 2011 (The BIGGEST Rumble Ever…)

Royal Rumble 2011 was the BIGGEST Royal Rumble in WWE history! The titular match didn’t have 30 entrants…it had 40 entrants! 40! Since then, WWE have kept it to 30 entrants. In preparation for Royal Rumble 2018, I thought I’d take a look back at the BIGGEST Royal Rumble ever. Unfortunately, the Royal Rumble of 2011 wasn’t fantastic. In fact, the whole PPV was mediocre. It comprised of one fantastic match, one decent match, one poor match, and a sub-par Royal Rumble. There were a few surprises throughout the night, a couple of which were thrown in merely for the ‘surprise’ factor. The all-championship undercard (and the inexplicable positioning of the Diva’s match) provided too much for one to care about.   Continue reading

Review: Pi (1998) (More Than The Sum Of Its Parts?)

“My mother told me not to stare into the sun…”

Twenty years ago (roughly), a young filmmaker released his first feature film: Pi. That man was Darren Aronofsky, and since then he’s directed a few of my favourite films. However, when I was first introduced to Requiem for a Dream, I didn’t quite know what to make of it. I knew I liked it. But I was overwhelmed by it. I needed more Aronofsky. His only other film was Pi…so I eventually found it. And again, I was overwhelmed by it. It’s rough and ready and not quite a masterpiece, but it was a sign of great things to come from Aronofksy. Continue reading

HAMMY’S TOP 10…UNDERRATED FILMS

Last week, I posted my list of Top 10 Overrated Films. In the interests of fairness, I’ve been thinking about underrated films. You know, those ones that pass under the radar, aren’t seen at the cinemas/have a limited release, and are quietly forgotten about…but are in fact awesome! Or those that were released to middling/negative reviews but I actually enjoyed. I had an absolutely massive list of underrated films, but it’s difficult to decide what’s underrated, isn’t it? But it was rather difficult to narrow them down to just ten. But here it is…my Top 10 Underrated Films! Continue reading

Review: The Prestige (2006) (Christopher Nolan’s Greatest Film?)

Are you watching closely?

Is The Prestige Christopher Nolan’s greatest film? Of course, it has strong competition from The Dark Knight and Memento (of course, readers will also point to Inception, Interstellar and Dunkirk). But in my humble opinion, it’s comparable to Coppola’s The Conversation. He squeezed that in between Godfather Part I and II and I reckon it beats both of them. For Nolan, he squeezed The Prestige in between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight…and again, I reckon it beats both of them…and every other Nolan film. Continue reading

HAMMY’S TOP 10…GREATEST WWE RAW MOMENTS (FOR WWE RAW 25)

Tomorrow night, WWE Raw celebrates twenty five years of being on the air! In celebration, I’d thought I’d do a Top 10 List of Greatest WWE Raw Moments! I didn’t really start watching Raw until 1999, but I’ve perused the WWE Network for what are generally considered major moments in Raw history. However, most of the following list will be compiled of moments I saw live. You can watch a moment out of context, but it doesn’t mean much. Watching Raw on a weekly basis (which I pretty much did from 1999 until a few years ago) means that I have some great memories! So here’s my Top 10 List! Continue reading

Review: Nekromantik (1987) (The Greatest Love Story Of All Time?)

“Oh God! Watch out!”

Sometimes, you’ve got to shock yourself. Sometimes, you’ve got to push yourself to the limit. That’s as true for film as it is for your body’s endurance. Occasionally, I’ll test my boundaries by watching an extreme horror film! A month ago, it was Cannibal Holocaust. This past Tuesday, I settled down with my breakfast and watched Nekromantik. If you haven’t heard of it before, it involves around a threesome involving a corpse. Your reaction to that sentence will decide whether or not this film is for you! Continue reading

Random Film Thoughts: Solo: A Star Wars Story-What’s The Point?

So, there’s four months until Solo: A Star Wars Story comes out…and all we have are a few photographs and a synopsis! Yes, that’s right: no trailers, no footage, nothing. The second Star Wars spin-off has had some difficulties (like getting rid of the original directors four months after they started filming the thing!). The new director, Ron Howard, has had a lot on his plate. What will come of Solo: A Star Wars Story? All we have for now is the synopsis. It’s furthered even more my belief that the Solo spin-off in pointless! Continue reading

Video Game Review: Metroid: The Other M (M For Mediocre?)

Why am I still here?

Samus Aran, how I’ve spent many a joyous moment with you, from struggling to control you on the NES to using the Wiimote to control your aim. I’ve always loved the Metroid series, more often than not of exceptional. However, Metroid: The Other M passed me by until I saw it for cheap a few weeks ago! And, after locking myself in with the game for a week (and playing Breath of the Wild in beteen!), I’m ready for fresh air, and a little reflection on the title. Let me tell you all about Metroid: The Other M…. Continue reading

HAMMY’S TOP 10…OVERRATED FILMS

It’s been a while…but Hammy’s Top 10 Lists are back! I recently watched Brawl in Cell Block 99 and was completely bored stiff halfway into it. Things became even more boring towards the end. But all the reviews I’d read were (very) positive. So what was I missing? I always think there’s something wrong with me when I don’t enjoy something the majority enjoys (and when I enjoy something that the majority don’t enjoy). Of course, we all have our distinct likes and dislikes. But when the majority are against you…is the problem them or you? That got me to thinking…what are the big films that the majority enjoy but I don’t? What are the Top 10 Films that I think are overrated? Here they are… Continue reading