10 items from 2017
Atomic Blonde has one of the greatest action scenes ever filmed. It's a seemingly endless fight, all presented as one long, uninterrupted camera take, that starts with Charlize Theron a few stories up in a building and climaxes in a speeding car. It is brutal, innovative, exhausting and, to stress, one of the greatest action scenes ever filmed. I know it can be frustrating to hear someone declare something the greatest ever months before most of the world will get a chance to see it, but... it really is just that damned good. Remember the alley fight in They Live where Roddy Piper and Keith David slug it out for six minutes straight, with each new blow feeling like it could - and should - be the last, but it never actually is? Now imagine that fight if it had the...
- Peter Hall
In honor of one of the best “talk shows” of all-time as well as one of my favorite pro wrestlers of all-time, I’ve decided to begin a segment on this site called “Piper’s Pit.” In it we’ll have a look back at some of the best episodes the WWE aired of Roddy Piper doing his best to interview WWE stars before either beating them up or he himself getting beaten up. In the history of the WWE, I think Piper’s Pit was one of The best gimmicks ever. I personally believe that in today’s day and age, Piper’s Pit could
Piper’s Pit: Don’t Mess with Andre the Giant »
- Nat Berman
This is Mr. T. He will be on Season 24 of “Dancing With the Stars.” He will be 65 this year. He once traded slaps with “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. He absorbed about 30 blows from Rocky Balboa. He wears more gold chains than a person can hold. He used to be known as B.A. Baracus, “the baddest cat around.” He is a known pitier of fools. Also, there ample evidence that Mr. T cannot dance. For instance, here are four looped minutes of him popping and locking. And here he is dancing for an entire troupe of young girls who were born. »
- Brian Welk
The second wave of Playmates’ WWE/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles six inch Ninja Superstars mash-up figures have been unveiled at the New York Toy Fair, and feature Donatello as the Ultimate Warrior, Leonardo as Finn Balor, Michelangelo as Roddy Piper, and Raphael as the Rock; check out the official promotional images here…
Look for the new WWE/Tmnt figures this summer. »
- Amie Cranswick
Revealed at New York Toy Fair, here’s a better look at the forthcoming second wave of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles WWE Ninja Superstars action figures – which are reportedly coming to Us retailers everywhere this summer; no news on a UK debut though I expect later in the year…
Ultimate Warrior Donnie comes with a crash table, video camera and ring bell.
Finn Bálor Leo comes with an Nxt Championship, steel stairs and a guard rail.
Michaelangelo/Rowdy Roddy Piper
Roddy Piper Mikey comes with a WWE microphone and Hot Rod’s iconic bagpipes.
The Rock Raph comes with a WWE Championship, dumbbells and a WWE microphone.
Have you got any of the first wave of Tmnt WWE Ninja Superstars? Will you be picking up any from the second wave? Let us know in the comments. »
- Phil Wheat
MidWest WeirdFest has today announced its full 2017 program. The inaugural film festival – a cinematic celebration of of all things fantastic, frightening, offbeat, and just plain weird – will take place March 3-5, 2017 at the Micon Cinemas Downtown in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Says festival founder and director Dean Bertram:
MidWest WeirdFest’s programmers have put together a world class program of genre and underground cinema. From some of the freshest horror and sci-fi feature films on the fest circuit today, through underground oddities to fascinating and frightening documentaries. There’s also three short film blocks, including a hilarious program curated by Uwec graduates Andrew Swant and the Found Footage Festival’s Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher.
Some of the festival’s highlights include:
Friday FrightNight: Three terrifying horror feature films. Starting with the festival’s spectacular opening night film, the high-octane and high body count Happy Hunting. Followed by the blood drenched Tonight She Comes. »
- Phil Wheat
Portland, Oregon is a city rich in history when it comes to professional wrestling. Starting with the territory owned by Don Owens, it saw the rise of performers like Billy Jack Haynes, Jimmy Snuka, and the legendary “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Today, the big dog in town of course is the WWE. Tonight at the Moda Center, the WWE held Monday Night Raw and I had the pleasure of attending the show live.
WWE Camera Crew at work
This was not the first Monday Night Raw I’ve ever attended. That distinction belongs to the episode that played on August 27th, 2001 at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Time flies when you’re having fun and to think that close to sixteen years have passed since I last attended an episode of Raw blows my mind. (I did attend the WWE Pay per View The Bash in 2009 at Arco Arena in Sacramento, »
- Tim Jousma
Jason from Mnpp here on the eve of Oscar nominations wishing you all a good night's rest tonight - I know how you'll all be tossing and turning with visions of little golden sugar-plum statues dancing in your heads. Until then let's use this week's "Beauty vs Beast" to tackle one of the greatest movies of 2016 which may or may not get a single nomination tomorrow but if you ask me it'd be up for La La level awardage - Yorgos Lanthimos' The Lobster. And I want to further tune in one two of its finest yet totally unsung turns, both of which I maintain are as fine as any in the conversation for Supporting Actor - Ben Whishaw as John the Limping Man, and John C Reilly as Robert the Lisping Man.
Previously Last week it was John Carpenter's birthday so we looked through our x-ray goggles »
It’s been nearly 30 years since the release of “They Live.” But even to this day, its writer and director, John Carpenter, wants to make sure that the message of his 1988 satirical science-fiction horror film does not continue to be misinterpreted by some.
On Tuesday, the 68-year-old filmmaker took to Twitter to reiterate that his film does not have an anti-Semitic message. This is a myth perpetuated by some Neo-Nazis and white supremacists since at least 2008.
Far from being an allegory for Jews secretly controlling the world, “They Live” is more of a criticism of the Reagan-era’s culture of consumerism, commercialization and conformity. “They Live is about yuppies and unrestrained capitalism”, Carpenter tweeted. “It has nothing to do with Jewish control of the world, which is slander and a lie.”
They Live is about yuppies and unrestrained capitalism. »
- Yoselin Acevedo
Fans of The Exorcist TV series have rallied together to get the attention of Fox and hopefully get a second season of the show. Their latest campaign, as well as a video featuring fans from all over the world, is included in today's Horror Highlights, which also features a Q&A with the director of Parasites and Hunting Grounds VOD release details.
Details on The Exorcist TV Series's 'Fear the Feathers' Campaign: Press Release: "The Global Fandom for the Fox Television show "The Exorcist" launch[ed] their latest campaign "Fear The Feathers" on Friday, December 30, 2016, in an effort to plead with the network to renew the show for a second season.
The 10 episode series has recently ended its season one run with no news of a renewal from the Fox network. Passionate fans of the show, who have named their cohesive group the "Exorcist Congregation,” have been very vocal on social »
- Tamika Jones
10 items from 2017
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