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When Animals Attack: Ranking Bloodthirsty Movie Predators

24 June 2016 12:09 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Across her diverse filmography, Blake Lively has hung tough against the menaces of gun-toting criminals (The TownHickSavages), mean rich teens (Gossip Girl), aging (The Age of Adaline), moving away from your friends (the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films), and being in Green Lantern (Green Lantern). Yet her latest project — the watery survival flick The Shallows — will pit the actress against her deadliest foe yet. After a surfing incident strands the starlet on a solitary outcropping of rock, a hungry shark encircles her as the tide rises. Teen soap opera alumna vs. »

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Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Celebrate a Decade of Gary Sanchez Productions

27 May 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay were both hired for “Saturday Night Live” on the same day in 1995, but no one could have predicted the wildly successful partnership that would ensue. Though Ferrell has built an empire on playing over-the-top, out-there characters, his natural demeanor is, by his own admission, much more mild-mannered. “I’m not cracking jokes all the time. I like to gauge a temperature of a room,” the actor says.

In fact, McKay, who would stay with “SNL” for six years, including three seasons as head writer, initially thought Ferrell would take on more sober parts. “You always need a straight man, a decent-looking guy to play leads,” he says. “But we go into our first read-through, and this guy uncorks four of the funniest characters you’ve ever seen in your life. We all walked away going, ‘Where did that come from? He seemed so normal!’ We »

- Jenelle Riley

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Trailer for The Bet, featuring Roddy Piper in his final role

27 May 2016 5:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first teaser trailer has arrived online for the upcoming comedy The Bet which stars Alex KleinYassir LesterJeremiah WatkinsBrian Allen and Amanda Clayton and also sees Roddy Piper starring in his final role alongside fellow wrestlers “Diamond” Dallas Page, Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Tommy Dreamer; check  it out below after the official synopsis…

A down on his luck man gets into an absurd but high stakes bet where he has one summer to find, and hook up with, every girl he had a crush on from 1st to 12th grade.

The Bet is set for a July release on VOD and DVD/Blu-ray.

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- Amie Cranswick

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‘WWE – The Us Championship: A Legacy of Greatness’ Review

16 May 2016 10:32 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

I’ve often said that I find the history WWE Blu-Ray releases the best, so when one was released celebrating the Us Championship I was obviously looking forward to it. Although we often see people like John Cena dominating the belt these days it has one of the more interesting histories of any of the belts. WWE – The Us Championship: A Legacy of Greatness reveals just how varied this history is.

The fact that WWE now has a huge library of footage from all kinds of wrestling federations from the past allows them to pull out some real gems. These include matches that aren’t even complete, and don’t feature commentary. This is the case of Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat with Andre the Giant as guest referee. Filmed in 1978 in Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling it is a nice addition for the history loving wrestling fan, especially those who love Andre. »

- Paul Metcalf

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Exclusive clip from WWE’s ‘U.S. Championship: A Legacy of Greatness’

3 May 2016 1:32 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The forthcoming WWE DVD/Blu-ray release, U.S. Championship: A Legacy of Greatness, is a look back at the 40 year-plus history of one of the most prestigious titles in sports-entertainment: the United States Championship! Featuring some of the greatest ever U.S. Championship matches – including Superstars such as Harley Race, Ric Flair, Roddy Piper, Les Luger, Steve Austin, Eddie Guerrero, Dolph Ziggler and Daniel Bryan – this epic collection shows why the United States Championship has become a symbol of excellence and the legacy of greatness it has left behind…

With matches that span over 40 years of sports-entertainment – from the hard-fought battles of inaugural champ Harley Race to John Cena’s U.S. Open Challenge, U.S. Championship: A Legacy of Greatness is both a fascinating history lesson and unprecedented collection of fantastic in-ring action. And it’s not just the many Superstars that make this journey interesting, but also the »

- Phil Wheat

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Chyna Was Planning Triumphant Return to Wrestling When She Died: 'It Was Going to Be Her Rocky Ending,' Manager Says

28 April 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Chyna was planning a triumphant return to wrestling before she died in of apparent overdose last week, manager and longtime friend Anthony Anzaldo tells People. The former WWE star - who Anzaldo found unresponsive in her Redondo Beach, California apartment a week ago - was eight months into filming a documentary called The Reconstruction of Chyna that would have culminated with her back in the ring this coming fall, Anzaldo says. "The goal was she has to go in gets her health, she triumphs, she wins," he says. "That was going to be her Rocky ending to this amazing documentary. »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Chyna Was Planning Triumphant Return to Wrestling When She Died: 'It Was Going to Be Her Rocky Ending,' Manager Says

28 April 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Chyna was planning a triumphant return to wrestling before she died in of apparent overdose last week, manager and longtime friend Anthony Anzaldo tells People. The former WWE star - who Anzaldo found unresponsive in her Redondo Beach, California apartment a week ago - was eight months into filming a documentary called The Reconstruction of Chyna that would have culminated with her back in the ring this coming fall, Anzaldo says. "The goal was she has to go in gets her health, she triumphs, she wins," he says. "That was going to be her Rocky ending to this amazing documentary. »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania 25

30 March 2016 6:46 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’.

The Card:

Cm Punk vs. Mark Henry vs. Kane vs. Mvp vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Finlay vs. Christian (Money in the Bank Ladder Match)

‘Miss Wrestlemania’ Battle Royal

Chris Jericho vs. ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper, Jimmy Snuka & Ricky Steamboat (Handicap Match)

Matt Hardy vs. Jeff Hardy (Extreme Rules Match)

Ic Title Match:  Rey Mysterio vs. Jbl

The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels

World Heavyweight Title Match: Big Show vs. John Cena vs. Edge (Triple Threat Match)

WWE Title Match: Triple H vs. Randy Orton

Lows:

One (admittedly minor) low-point of this WrestleMania was its title. Instead of simply calling it ‘WrestleMania 25’ or ‘WrestleMania Xxv’, the show’s graphics department and Michael Cole insisted on calling it ‘The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania’. Except that simply wasn’t the case, was it? »

- Jackson Ball

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WWE WrestleMania 32: 10 Returns That Could Happen

23 March 2016 12:02 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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It’s very rare that you’ll ever see a shock return at a WrestleMania event. Why would WWE risk not selling those remaining tickets in the arena or convince those PPV or Network buys at home, just so they get a deafening pop? It’s not what’s best for business.

The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin made shock returns to help kick off WrestleMania 30, while Roddy Piper came back during Mania 19. Outside of those, you’re really struggling to find a shocking returnee.

We’re less than two weeks away from Mania 32 and the card is really hit and miss. While the likes of Shane/Taker, Lesnar/Ambrose and the Divas’ Triple Threat are nailed on to take the breath away, The Dudleys vs. Usos, Kalisto vs. Ryback and New Day vs. League of Nations aren’t exactly capturing the Universe’s imagination.

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- Ross Tweddell

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9 Wrestlers Whose Last WWE Match Came At WrestleMania

22 March 2016 11:29 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Regardless of your profession or dream, one desire that will often stick fast is a desire to go out on top. This may not necessarily mean going out at the top of the profession, but going out on the biggest stage available in your world. In football, this could mean finishing off at a World Cup final. In cricket, it would be a series-deciding Ashes test. In professional wrestling? WrestleMania.

Over the 31 years that we’ve been blessed with WrestleMania, a number of performers have put in their last shift for World Wrestling Entertainment at the event. There have been a number of retirement matches, but in the wacky world of pro graps this often means approximately zilch. Only once in a blue moon does ‘retirement’ mean retirement, and even with this every year is accompanied by whispers of that person making a comeback.

With that in mind, »

- John Bills

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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania Xii

19 March 2016 4:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Show case of the Immortals’.

 

The Card:

Vader, Owen Hart & The British Bulldog w/Jim Cornette vs. Yokozuna, Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts & Ahmed Johnson

‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper vs. Goldust (Hollywood Backlot Brawl Match)

Stone ColdSteve Austin w/ Ted Dibiase vs. Savio Vega

Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. The Ultimate Warrior

Diesel vs. The Undertaker w/Paul Bearer

WWF Title Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart (60-minute Ironman Match)

Lows:

Mercifully, on WrestleMania Xii’s entire card there is really only one match that can be considered disappointing. I’m personally of the opinion that Squash Matches (while extremely useful promotion tools) have no place on a ‘Mania show. Having said that, the beauty of hindsight as turned this particular example into the most amusing squash match of all time.

Ultimate Warrior is »

- Jackson Ball

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10 Wrestlers Who Were Secretly The Greatest Intercontinental Champions Ever

17 March 2016 10:55 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The Intercontinental Championship has been the cornerstone of the WWF/E midcard for nearly forty years. During that time, it’s been considered a stepping stone to the big time, and has been contested in the main event at five WWF pay-per-views, including WrestleMania and SummerSlam.

It’s also seen a marked downturn in fortunes recently, in no small part due to abysmally short-sighted booking strategies that have seen the company’s chosen stars booked preferentially over the entire roster, at the expense of building new stars and creating a future.

The title has been held by seventy-six men and one woman, Chyna, in 1999; it was held by Dean Douglas for less than fourteen minutes in 1995; it’s been vacated ten times, and unified with every singles title in the company except the WWF/E Championship.

Stars that have had memorable Ic title runs on their way to »

- Ben Cooke

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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania VIII

12 March 2016 1:17 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’.

The Card:

Shawn Michaels w/Sensational Sherri vs. ‘El Matador’ Tito Santana

Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts vs. Undertaker w/Paul Bearer

Ic Title Match: ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper vs. Bret Hart

‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan, Sgt. Slaughter, Virgil & Big Bossman vs. The Mountie, Repo Man & Nasty Boys w/Jimmy Hart

WWF Title Match: Ric Flair w/Mr. Perfect vs. Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage w/Miss Elizabeth

Rick Martel vs. Tatanka

WWF Tag Title Match: Natural Disasters vs. Money Inc. w/Jimmy Hart (Win by Count-Out)

Skinner vs. Owen Hart

Hulk Hogan vs. Sycho Sid w/Harvey Wippleman

The Lows

An early disappointment at WrestleMania VIII was the match between Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts and The Undertaker. While this may have been the birth of The Streak (yes he beat Snuka the year before, »

- Jackson Ball

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WWE 2K16 Now Available On PC

11 March 2016 6:12 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

2K Games

2K Games have today released WWE 2K16 on Windows PC (via Steam).

Fans will be reassured to know that all in-game content from both the Xbox and PlayStation 4 editions has been completely mirrored, and that all downloadable content is freely available.

Here are some of the following features are immediately accessible at launch:

Full game Accelerator, allowing instant access to all unlockable content New moves pack (including the Corner Enzuiguri, Sidewinder Suplex, and Dragon Sleeper Legends pack (including “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Dusty Rhodes, Big Boss Man, Lita, and Trish Stratus) Future stars pack 2015 Hall of Fame showcase pack (including playable matches such as Randy Savage vs. Jake Roberts and Rikishi vs. The Rock)

Former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins has spoken out in favour of the new PC edition of the game, stating:

‘Every year, the WWE 2K franchise gives a sample of [WWE’s past, present and future] through downloadable content, whether »

- Jack G King

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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania VII

10 March 2016 12:49 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’…

The Card:

The Rockers vs. Haku & The Barbarian w/Bobby Heenan

Dino Bravo vs. The Texas Tornado

The British Bulldog vs. Warlord w/Slick

WWF Tag Title: The Hart Foundation vs. The Nasty Boys w/Jimmy Hart

Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts vs. Rick Martel (Blindfold Match)

Undertaker w/Paul Bearer vs. Jimmy Snuka

Randy ‘Macho King’ Savage w/Queen Sherri vs. The Ultimate Warrior (Retirement Match)

Demoliton vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Koji Kitao

Ic Title Match: Big Bossman vs. Mr Perfect w/Bobby Heenan (Win by Dq)

Earthquake vs. Greg Valentine

Power & Glory w/Slick vs. Legion of Doom

Virgil w/’Rowdy’ Roddy Piper vs. Ted Dibiase (Win by Count-Out)

Tito Santana vs. The Mountie w/Jimmy Hart

WWF Title Match: Hulk Hogan vs. Sgt. Slaughter w/General Adnan

The Lows: »

- Jackson Ball

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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania VI

9 March 2016 1:17 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Show case of the Immortals’.

The Card:

Koko B. Ware vs. Rick ‘The Model’ Martel

WWF Tag Title Match: Andre the Giant & Haku w/Bobby Heenan vs. Demolition

Hercules vs. Earthquake w/Jimmy Hart

Mr. Perfect vs. Brutus Beefcake

‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper vs. Bad News Brown (Double Count-Out)

The Hart Foundation vs. The Bolsheviks

Tito Santana vs. The Barbarian

Randy Savage & Queen Sherri vs. Dusty Rhodes & Sapphire w/Miss Elizabeth

The Rockers vs. The Orient Express w/Mr. Fuji

‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan vs. Dino Bravo

Million Dollar Title Match: Ted Dibiase w/Virgil vs. Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts

Big Bossman vs. Akeem

Rick Rude w/Bobby Heenan vs. Jimmy Snuka

WWF & Ic Title Match: Hulk Hogan vs. The Ultimate Warrior

The Lows:

Arguably one of the more controversial low-points of WrestleMania VI was the »

- Jackson Ball

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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania III

6 March 2016 4:17 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the build-up to Wrestlemania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous instalments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’.

The Card:

The Can-Am Connection vs. Bob Orton Jr. & Don Muraco w/Mr. Fuji

Billy Jack Haynes vs. Hercules w/Bobby Heenan (Double Count-Out)

King Kong Bundy, Lord Littlebrook & Little Tokyo vs. Hillbilly Jim, Haiti Kid & Little Beaver

‘King’ Harley Race w/Fabulous Moolah & Bobby Heenan vs. Junkyard Dog (Loser Must Bow Match)

The Dream TeamGreg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake w/Johnny V vs. The Rougeau Brothers

Roddy Piper vs. Adrian Adonis w/Jimmy Hart (Hair vs. Hair Match)

The British Bulldogs & Tit Santana vs. The Hart Foundation & Danny Davis

Koko B. Ware vs. ‘The Natural’ Butch Reed w/Slick

Randy Savage w/Miss Elizabeth vs. Ricky Steamboat w/George ‘The Animal’ Steele

Jake Roberts w/Alice Cooper vs. The Honky Tonk Man w/Jimmy Hart

The Killer Bees w/Jim Duggan vs. »

- Jackson Ball

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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania 2

5 March 2016 12:07 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the build-up to Wrestlemania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous instalments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’.

The Card:

Paul Orndorff vs. Don Muraco w/Mr. Fuji (Double Count Out)

Ic Title Match: Randy Savage (C) w/Miss Elizabeth vs. George ‘The Animal’ Steele

Jake Roberts vs. George Wells

Roddy Piper w/Lou Duva & Bob Orton Jr. vs. Mr T. w/Joe Frazier & The Haiti Kid (Boxing Match)

WWF Womens Title Match: The Fabulous Moolah (C) vs. Velvet McIntyre

Nicolai Volkoff w/Fred Blassie vs. Corporal Kirchner (Flag Match)

20-Man Battle Royal

WWF Tag Team Title Match: The British Bulldogs  w/Lou Albano & Ozzy Osbourne vs. Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake (C) w/Johnny Valiant

Ricky Steamboat vs. Hercules Hernandez

Adrian Adonis vs. Uncle Elmer

Terry Funk & Hoss Funk w/Jimmy Hart vs. Tito Santana & Junkyard Dog

WWF Title Match: Hulk Hogan vs. King Kong Bundy w/Bobby Heenan »

- Jackson Ball

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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania I

4 March 2016 11:48 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’…

The Card:

Tito Santana vs. The Executioner

Special Delivery Jones vs. King Kong Bundy w/Jimmy Hart

Ricky Steamboat vs. Matt Borne

David Sammartino w/Bruno Sammartino vs. Brutus Beefcake w/Johnny Valiant (No Contest)

Ic Title Match: Greg Valentine (C) w/Jimmy Hart vs. Junkyard Dog

WWF Tag Team Title Match: Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo (C) w/Lou Albano vs. The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff w/Fred Blassie

Andre The Giant vs. Big John Studd w/Bobby Heenan ($15,000 Body Slam Challenge)

WWF Womens Title: Lelani Kai (C) vs. Wendy Richter w/Cyndi Lauper

Hulk Hogan & Mr. T w/Jimmy Snuka vs. Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff w/Bob Orton Jr.

 

The Lows:

Over the years, we’ve grown fairly used to WWE massaging certain ‘facts’ for their own benefit. »

- Jackson Ball

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10 Wrestling Facts We Didn’t Know Last Week (Mar 4)

4 March 2016 10:44 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

WWE.com

Unquestionably, the biggest wrestling stars on offer at the original WrestleMania event were Hulk Hogan and ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper. They were the glue holding the actual grappling side of things together, along with others like Paul Orndorff, Andre The Giant and Big John Studd. However, Vince McMahon didn’t believe professional wrestling was enough to make the event feel grand by itself.

For that very reason, he enlisted the help of celebrities like Mr. T, Liberace and Muhammad Ali. Mixing his WWF Superstars with these household names greatly helped ‘Mania, and it can’t be denied that the show is still the biggest highlight on the annual wrestling calendar to this day.

Back in 1985 however, not everyone was on board with McMahon’s vision. Some felt he was tarnishing the legacy of his father’s promotional techniques, turning wrestling into more of a casual entertainment attraction than a credible business. »

- Jamie Kennedy

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