4 items from 2016
This past weekend, Suicide Squad, DC’s latest superhero offering, scored over $133 million at the box office. It set a brand-new August record despite overwhelming (and controversial) critical disapproval. As such, this movie deserves to be examined on an analytical level, especially with regard to representation.
No more contentious figure exists, perhaps, in this movie, than that of Harley Quinn. As the most high-profile female character in the film, popular with fans the world over, everyone has a horse in the Harley race. Criticism has appeared over her costume design, her status as an abuse survivor, and pretty much everything else about her.
She’s either a feminist icon or the worst thing to happen to women in DC movies, ever.
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Considering that dichotomy played out with Lois Lane in the last two DC movies’ critical reception, I’m not surprised. As the most familiar character, »
- Murphy Leigh
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
Bret “Hitman” Hart began his career in his father’s Stampede Wrestling promotion, before achieving global superstardom in the World Wrestling Federation in the ’80’s and ’90’s. His no-nonsense attitude, and the legitimacy that came with being a Hart Brother from the infamous family Dungeon enabled Bret to bypass the cartoon gimmicks that were handed out to his WWF colleagues.
And so, while his peers on the WWF roster were saddled with ludicrous personas (such as the gifted Terry Taylor being made to cluck and strut as The Red Rooster), Bret was able to sidestep all of the cornball nonsense and continually be presented as a serious athlete.
Forget the multiple championship wins, being presented simply as a wrestler in Vince McMahon’s 80’s universe,was perhaps Bret’s greatest accomplishment.
That being said, even a guy as respected and decorated as ‘the Hitman’ would still occasionally find »
- Daniel Donnelly
The British Bulldogs & Tit Santana vs. The Hart Foundation & Danny Davis
Koko B. Ware vs. ‘The Natural’ Butch Reed w/Slick
- Jackson Ball
4 items from 2016
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