Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Match of January



1. Johnny Gargano vs Andrade Cien Almas

2. Adam Cole vs Aleister Black: Takeover Philly

3. Cedric Alexander vs Mustapha Ali :205 Live 

4. Johnny Gargano vs Velveteen Dream: NXT TV

5. Royal Rumble

6. Roderick Strong vs Tyler Bate: NXT TV

7, TJP vs Tyler Bate: 205 Live

8. Cedric Alexander vs Gran Metakik: 205 Live

9. Bea  Priestley vs Millie McKensie: Defiant TV

10. Young Bucks vs Titan & Dragon Lee vs Best Friends : ROH TV

Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Road To Wrestlemania Begins





Takeover

1. Undisputed Era beat Authors of Pain
Great match, it looks like UE will be headed towards a feud with Sanity, hopefully the AoP will debut on the main roster this week.

2. Velveteen Dream beat Kassius Ohno
Dream is a Dream, the total package, Ohno had the veteran that never made it appeal rocking. It was one of Ohno's best since returning, along with his Itami & Gargano matches. Dream vs Ricochet would be ideal for NOLA.

3. Ember Moon beat Shayna Baszler
This is a match Ember needed, she was a a true fighting champion. Where both go from here? A possible triple threat with Kairi Sane.

4. Aleister Black vs Adam Cole
What a match, so hard hitting, both men are destined to be huge stars in WWE. Hopefully Black is next in line for a title run.

5. Andrade Cien Almas vs Johnny Gargano
This might be the best match i have seen in 13 years, i had a tear in my eye, my heart was pounding. Gargano we all knew would be facing Tommaso Ciampa, and that feud doesn't need the title but i was still pulling for Johnny. So much anxiety. Almas is so underrated.

Royal Rumble

1. Kalisto, Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado vs TJP, Jack Gallagher & Drew Gullak
Not sure where any of em go from here, Gulak needs to be the new top heel. Will he be facing Rey Mysterio?

2. The Revival beat the Club
Good match, their futures are uncertain

3. Bobby Roode beat Mojo Rawley
Roode has many possibilities, Corbin, Jinder, Lashley, Ziggler, i am intrigued.

4. AJ Styles vs Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
Good match, we all know AJ's fate. Zayn & Owens i think are headed towards a post Mania feud.

5. Usos beat Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable
Very lackluster contest

6. Nakamura won the Rumble
Best Rumble in atleast a decade.

7. The Bar beat Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan
I wish these guys had not been in the Rumble. Not much of a match but i think the Bar is the perfect team to hold the gold, Jordan & Seth are obviously on a collision course.

8. Brock Lesnar beat Kane & Braun Strowman
Hopefully Braun will be facing Brock at Mania.

9. Asuka won the Rumble
Amazing Womens Rumble, great surprises.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure




Young Adult Books being adapted into films is nothing new. Plenty claim it started with the Hunger Games, but a year before the first Hunger Games was the last Harry Potter. Sure one is wizardy, the other is dystopian, but both are young adult. If anything, Maze Runner and Divergent are part of the young adult dystopian films, and both are better than the Hunger Games, and the Maze Runner flicks are the best of the best. Each entry gets better and better, if you want horror, this is horror. Zombies, blood, well in a PG13 variety, are plenty, but we get such a human story, the characters you care for, and their goal is something you want to see succeed. I have a blast with these films, i will gladly take any of these films over any of the Hunger Games flicks any day.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Top 25 Raw Matches & Segments




1. Christ Jericho Debuts

2. HHH wins his first WWF Title

3. Mankind wins his first WWF Title

4. DX Invades WCW

5. RVD vs Eddie Guerrero Ladder Match for IC Title

6. Undertaker vs Jeff Hardy Ladder Match for WWE Title

7.Kane vs  Jericho & Christian vs Bubba Ray & Spike Dudley vs Jeff Hardy & RVD: TLC Match for the Tag Team Titles.

8. CM Punk Pipe Bomb

9. Nexus Debuts

10. DX reforms in 2006

11. DX 1998 Reboot the night after Mania

12. Miz wins the WWE Title

13. Dolph Ziggler cashes in.

14. Steve Austin stuns Vince McMahon for the first time.

15. Austin saves team WWF.

16. Rock's heel promo/Vince creates the Corporation.

17. The birth of the Alliance

18. The Two Man Power Trip is formed

19. HHH Returns at MSG.

20. Evolution is formed

21. Randy Orton is booted from Evolution

22. Batista leaves Evolution.

23.  Radicalz Debut

24. RVD vs Christian: Ladder match for the IC title.

25. John Cena vs Shawn Michaels

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Favorite Films of 2017




1. It
2. The Babysitter
3. Free Fire
4. Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2
5. John Wick Chapter 2

6. Split
7. Logan
8.  Disaster Artist
9. Happy Death Day
10. Better Watch Out

11. Valerian
12. Babydriver
13. Mayhem
14. Last Jedi
15. Thor Ragnarok

16. Big Sick
17. Three Billboards
18. Wonder Woman
19. Lego batman
20. Kong Skull Island

21.Cure For Wellness
22. Brawl in Cell Block 99
23. I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore
24. Mother
25. Trainspotting 2

26. Logan Lucky
27. Get Out
28. Murder on the Orient Express
29 Alien Covenant
30. Cult of Chucky

31, Jumanji
32. Wonderstruck
33. Ingrid Goes West
34. Sharknado 5
35. Devils Candy/ Super Dark Times/The Void(Tie)

36. Okja
37.. Colossal
38.. Life
39, Spider Man Homecoming
40. Meyerowitz Stories

Call Me By Your Name




Alot of times the Oscar Race's top contender winds up being a forgettable, such as last years Moonlight. Nothing about that film deserved the praise it got, this year has a few top contenders, are all deserving, especially Call Me By Your Name. This films looks amazing, the acting it top notch, the plot takes you on a journey of two souls that find each other. The films packs an emotional punch, especially a scene towards the end involving our lead & his father. The speech brought a tear to my eye. I am still on Team Three Billboards but this amazing film is definitely deserving.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Phantom Thread





PT Anderson isn't for everyone. Among cinephiles he is super divisive, but some of us, can't stay away. I first got into him when Punch Drunk Love came out, i was aware of Boogie Nights, having seen THE SCENE, and my mom owned Magnolia. When There Will Be Blood Came out i finally saw Hard Eight. Hard Eight is a solid debut, a good film that i like, Boogie Nights was a superior film, a great film that i also liked. Magnolia is his masterpiece, a great film i love, however the film that first got me watching his films regressed back to Hard Eight, as Punch Drunk Love was another good film, thar i only liked. Would history repeat itself? Hell no, his follow up, There Will Be Blood, is arguably another masterpiece, a great film, that much like Magnolia, i love. The Master was great but i didn't love it, but it is to be forgiven for how great There Will Be Blood truly is. Inherent Vice brings the cycle together again, it is an enjoyable film,  i like it, i truly do, but it isn't his best work. Now Anderson has a great style in every film, and gets great performances in all his films but many find his work tedious, this has never been more evident than in The Phantom Thread. Wow, stylish? Yes. Great acting? Yes! Dull premise & a pretentious script that thinks it is smarter than it is all while giving PT Anderson detractors more ammo, while also boring you to tears? Yes! This flick had it's moments but damn, unless his next film looks amazing, and i still have movie pass, i dout i will be checking it out. Honestly, if i didn't have Movie Pass, i would have hated paying to see this, even before seeing it, just cause of how boring the trailer was. I am still a fan of the man, but loosen up a bit, Inherent Vice, is not your stoner comedy, stop saying it is you pretentious auteur.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Den of Thieves




Here is a film that i had zero interest in. The trailer didn't look bad, but it just looked me. This past week no reviews were on Rotten Tomatoes, pft, RT, your John Carpenter fuck up was laughably pathetic. Anyhow, the lack of reviews made me weary, but i have movie pass, so fuck it, i might as well go. I am honestly glad i did, this was a entertaining flick. The acting isn't very good, the script is contrived, but the plot was engaging enough to keep my interest for over 2 hours. Yes, i said 2 hours, a long runtime for a flick like this, very much in tone with the Fast & The Furious films being overly long heist movies. I think with a tighter script, and maybe a different cast, that this could have been great. As i stated earlier, the acting isn't very good, but everyone seems to be having fun, so the audience has fun with it. Relax, turn off your mind & float down stream!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Lucky




Well shit, this is a film that feels like it should have been made in the New Hollywood Era. A film with an outsider lead character, a loner, a man that has a routine yet isn't afraid to speak his mind. It is full of wonderful characters, quirky moments and a simple plot, well no plot, with great scenery. The scenery is mainly a desert, but it adds a great atmosphere to such a charming flick. I missed it in theatres, but check it out on demand, this is what indie cinema should be like!

I, Tonya




I, Tonya easily could have been a lifetime move, it could have been a cheesey movie of the week, instead it was given a witty script, a great cast and a super meta film. This is a highly enjoyable film, super funny at times, scary at a lot of times but never dull. The breaking of the fourth wall mixed in with "interviews" give the film perspective, and for a story like this, it is needed. I grew up watching figure skating and this story was a major event in my household, so this was a tale i knew well yet watching this made me see how things may or may not have played out. It almost feels made up, not saying the He Said, She Said scenario isn't accurate but just the event in general. If this doesn't pick up more box office due to the Oscars then it surely will be a cult film as it has all the right ingredients.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Post





The Post is Steven Spielberg's best work since Catch Me If You Can. Not only is it his best, but it is his most enjoyable too. BFG was bland, Bridge of Spies underwhelmed me, Lincoln and Warhorse were good but forgettable, Tin Tin was fun but also forgettable.  Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Mucich have their merits as does War of the Worlds and the Terminal but the only film of his that really stuck with my quite a bit was Catch Me If You Can. With the Post, he has a fantastic cast with a sharp script and the film looks amazing, the direction, sound, cinematography is all top notch. WHat could have been a bland political thriller became a story of rebels & underdogs. The film had a standing ovation and rightfully so. As soon as watergate is mentioned, it almost felt like a stinger for a cinematic universe,  of course it isn't but the way it played out, totally felt like one, it was great!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

The End of the Fucking World




Take a psychopath, one that isn't sure if he is a psychopath, have him meet a girl that wants to rebel from her family. He will kill her, he will prove he is a psychopath, but what if she is crazier than he is? What if they run into pedophiles & rapists? What if they fall in love? What if they need to steal to get by? What if they figure out that their family does matter? What if they explore sex? These topics are all dissected on this brilliant show. A series with an emotional punch, a series that makes you laugh, a series that makes you cringe, a series with great acting by a young cast. 8 episodes, takes about 3 hours to binge, and it gives a satisfying ending as it is not a cookie cutter ending. It is based on a comic, a comic i must now read.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Molly's Game




I'm an Aaron Sorkin fan, but not the type of fan that worships him, more or less the fan that has enjoyed his body of work. He has always been a great writer, but what about a director? Well with Molly's Game he proves he has alot of style to match his witty scripts. This here is indeed his wittiest script, with a less talented writer this could have been a dull court room drama, but instead it oozes style, sex appeal, charm & humor. Focuses in on the story and not the case, fleshing out characters, and showing different sides & voices in  cluster fuck of a tale. The story is not a cluster, the real life happenings were. This is easily the second best Sorkin project behind the Social Network. It's hard to top David Fincher, so coming in second is not a bad thing at all, especially for a debut film. The cast is great, even small parts like Michael Cera deserve praise. Jessica Chastain is fantastic in this, she is every bit as good of an actress as she is gorgeous. I am hooked on Sorkin now, i can't wait to see his next film, not his next script, his next film!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Insidious: The Last Key



The first Insidious is great, the second one, is batshit crazy, many hate it, i love it. The third one was okay, i remember bits & pieces only, the fourth, fuck yes, hilarious! Tucker & Specs need to be in Insidious 5, have it be them & the spirit of Elise on adventures. Their dialogue is great, Tucker pulling the rug on the audience a few times were some of the films best parts. Specs failed attempts to flirt are priceless. As for the plot, it is okay, it is a different plot for this franchise, which i like, doesn't recycle things, until it does. See the film has some Interstellar esque moments connecting previous film moments, it does so until the end scene which totally in turn, makes this film the Rogue One of the franchise. Hard to explain with out spoilers, but it geeked me out. Very solid horror film!