14 items from 2014
Wake up. Smoothie. Early morning gym session. Work. Evening Run. Weights when you get home. High-Protein Dinner. Yes, it’s exhausting being a fitness freak. But when you finally get to check yourself out in the bathroom mirror and see how great you look – finally makes it all worth it.
When it comes to fitness you know exactly how much you need to eat, precisely how far you should run and just what weight you need to lift to help you achieve and maintain body perfect. You have thrown out the common-excuses book and no longer hear your own mind saying ‘I haven’t got the time to train’, ‘I’m too tired after work’ or ‘I will miss today but work out extra hard tomorrow’. This is your life and you love it this way.
Achieving the perfect body is hard work. There are no shortcuts or easy way around getting toned up, »
- Cheish Merryweather
James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain might be two of the friendliest, most jovial people in real life, but in their latest film, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, they’re in the middle of an especially unfortunate situation. They play Conor and Eleanor, a loving couple who become strangers after their marriage disintegrates. The film was originally split in two, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her in an effort to offer both perspectives on the situation, but come September 12th, we’ll get a combination of the two, Them. In honor of the film’s release, we got the opportunity to sit down with McAvoy and Chastain to talk about the process of making the two movies and then see them turned into one. We also discuss McAvoy’s improvising skills, X-Men: Apocalypse, if the way they work changes when moving from one director »
- Perri Nemiroff
Luke Owen reviews the fifth episode of The Monday Night War on the WWE Network…
Read the previous episode review here.
Following the rather preposterous previous episode that claimed silly things about the influence D-Generation X had on the ratings war between WWF and WCW, we get a rather sweet look back at the career of Mick Foley and the impact his work and performances had on the turning of the tides.
This episode, titled Have a Nice Day!, at times doesn’t feel like an episode discussing The Monday Night War and is instead the first few chapters of a much longer Mick Foley DVD as it looks at his humble beginnings in WCW, being fired and jumping to Ecw before finally making the leap to WWF where he would become a household name. But while it may seem as pointless as the D-Generation X episode, Have a Nice Day! »
- Luke Owen
Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi is one of the most talked about, and least talkative, human beings on the planet. So perhaps it’s appropriate that Alex de la Iglesia’s “Messi” features plenty of the former and only secondhand scraps of the latter. Part “This Is Your Life”-style symposium and part traditional documentary — with all-too-brief match clips and far-too-long dramatic re-enactments scattered throughout — the film will likely be a hot property across European and Latin American territories, though
Most of “Messi” takes place within a fairly common setting seen throughout Europe and South America: a restaurant full of people arguing about soccer. The difference here, however, is that every table is occupied by figures from Messi’s life. At one table sit Messi’s former grade-school teachers, at another his childhood friends. Old youth-squad teammates from Argentine club Newell’s Old Boys reminisce not far from Messi’s current Fc Barcelona compatriots, »
- Andrew Barker
WWE legends Stone Cold Steve Austin and Mick Foley have opined on Cm Punk’s potential return to WWE. Speaking on The Steve Austin Show podcast, Austin seemed more inclined to believe that Punk will return one day. Foley in contrast was more sceptical, noting how headstrong Punk had been in past conversations.
Austin noted that pro wrestling is Punk’s passion, which could inevitably lead to him returning. “Because if it’s what you love — and I know he loves the business,” Austin remarks. He then goes on to express the fed up feelings he himself suffered in 2002, which resulted in his own walkout. Austin points out that he ended up returning after less than a year out, “I jumped at the chance to come back.”
Perhaps in time Punk will end up feeling the same way Austin did. Yes he was fed up, but then he got over it, »
- Grahame Herbert
Life is a whirlwind for the stars of Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black." When they aren't journeying to Los Angeles to accept awards for the prison dramedy's first season which premiered in July 2013, they're still doing publicity for the second season which premiered in June 2014 and then, of course, there's the third "Orange Is The New Black" season, now in production. That meant there was a lot of ground to cover when I talked to Uzo Aduba last week, starting with thanking her for dropping by the TCA Awards ceremony in July (she joked on Twitter that she, Taylor Schilling, Kate Mulgrew and Danielle Brooks were furloughed). We talked about the Emmy process, which sees her going up against Laverne Cox and Natasha Lyonne for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, including the selection of "Lesbian Request Denied" as her submission episode. And we discussed Aduba's journey in the second "Orange" season, »
- Daniel Fienberg
One of the most entertainingly twisted brawlers in the wrestling business, Mick Foley went to great (sometimes sickening) lengths to entertain wrestling fans.
Despite the soap-opera theatrics of wrestling, Foley nonetheless earned 300 stitches, a broken nose (twice), dislodged teeth, a dislocated jaw and broken bones from head to toe. Oh, and he lost an ear.
Is he a masochist? Actually, he’s a stand-up comedian, and has been for several years now, touring around the world from the UK to Ireland to Australia, and performing for American service-members in the Middle-East and South Korea.
A three-time WWE champion and two-time New York Times #1 best-selling author, Foley’s one-man stage show returns to Canada at the end of this month.
“Hardcore Legend: An Evening with Mick Foley, is by turns uproariously funny, simply surreal, and surprisingly sensitive – a full course meal for the senses, including a Q&A and »
- Marshall Ward
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wasn’t just given the moniker “The Most Electrifying Man In Sports Entertainment” because it sounded cool. Whether in the ring or on the mic, he lived up the name every time he was in front of a crowd. The Rock has treated us fans to some of the most memorable moments professional wrestling has ever seen.
His legendary rivalry with Steve Austin, the Rock n’ Sock Connection which gave us “This is your life, Rock”, his run as the Corporate Champion and virtually everything he was ever a part of was entertaining.
The third generation star clearly had the business in his blood. He’s one of the three biggest stars the industry has ever seen, alongside Austin and Hulk Hogan, and he’s used the tools that made him such a gifted performer in the squared circle to carve out a successful place among Hollywood’s elite, »
- Brad Hamilton
Ricky Gervais celebrates his 53rd birthday today (June 25), and to mark the occasion Digital Spy has trawled through the comedy star's film and TV archive to pick out some of his greatest ever guest roles.
1. Spaced (2001)
Mere months before the first episode of The Office aired and Ricky hit the big time, he had a blink and you'll miss it cameo as a slippery estate agent in Spaced. His character 'Dave' incorrectly placed a property ad asking for a couple, which set off a string of events that led Tim (Simon Pegg) and Daisy (Jessica Hynes) to move in to Marsha's flat. The rest is sitcom history.
Ricky is great in this little cameo, managing to make the click of a mouse funny, and the butterfly »
I’m filling in for Allison this week, and to quote Oberyn, “I will be your champion!” Okay, probably not so much, but I will be going through this unusual episode of Game of Thrones [side note: I haven’t read the books]. When I watch Game of Thrones, I expect horrible things to happen, and so this episode threw me for a loop because it was primarily people being nice to each other. Granted, the specter of death looms large (as always), but as our characters peer into the abyss, it’s a bonding experience…for the most part. Hit the jump for why “a bit of comfort never hurt anyone.” For a show that likes to tease big moments and epic action, “Mockingbird” was captivating even though almost every scene was just a conversation between two people. When there was a third party, it was a minor character meant to illuminate either a fact (like Arya »
- Matt Goldberg
Godzilla 1954, Mickey Rooney, Giant Ants, Fascists, and rarely seen ‘Musty Stuffer’: Eclectic Packard Theater movies in May 2014 (photo: ‘Godzilla’) Godzilla 1954, Mickey Rooney, military fascists, deadly giant ants, racing car drivers, and The Mishaps of Musty Suffer, a super-rare slapstick comedy series from the 1910s, are a few of the highlights at the Library of Congress’ Packard Campus Theater in May 2014. Godzilla 1954 and fellow movie monsters Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla 2014, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Ken Watanabe, and Bryan Cranston, opens on May 16 in much of the world. On May 8 at the Packard Theater, you’ll get the chance to check out Ishiro Honda’s Godzilla 1954 aka Gojira — in the original, Toho-released, Japanese-language version (i.e., without Raymond Burr). As part of its Godzilla double bill, the Packard Theater will also present Motoyoshi Oda’s Gigantis, the Fire Monster aka Godzilla Raids Again (1955). Besides Godzilla, the Packard Theater will »
- Andre Soares
We're back with another installment of Radio 66.6! This week features the latest news, music, videos and tour dates from the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Meshuggah, Motorhead, DragonForce, Chiodos, Sebastian Bach, Memphis May Fire, Slipknot, Gojira, Powerman 5000, Bane and more. Don't touch that dial.
Did you know that Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine makes his own wine? Mustaine Vineyards debuts with a Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, dubbed "Symphony Interrupted." More info is here.
Metal Blade Records has signed Nonpoint. The band's eighth album is due out in the fall.
DragonForce have announced their sixth album, Maximum Overload, which will be released on August 18 via Metal Blade Records. Listen to a demo of a new track titled "Defenders" here. »
- Alex DiVincenzo
We're back with another installment of Radio 66.6! This week features the latest news, music, videos and tour dates from the likes of Metallica, Kiss, Judas Priest, Black Flag, Opeth, Def Leppard, Arch Enemy, Whitechapel, Skid Row, Stray from the Path, The Wonder Years, Gwar and more. Don't touch that dial.
I’m very sad to report the passing of Gwar frontman/founder and Holliston co-star Dave Brockie (Aka Oderus Urungus). Details are scarce, but he was found dead in his home yesterday at the age of 50. Anyone who’s ever had the pleasure of seeing a Gwar show knows what a huge loss this is for the metal community. Rest in peace.
Opeth are eying a June release on Roadrunner Records for their upcoming eleventh album, »
- Alex DiVincenzo
Sid Caesar can be judged, in part, by the company he kept. As the star of “Your Show of Shows,” he famously provided a spawning ground for numerous titans of comedy, with a writing staff that included Woody Allen, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart, Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner.
Caesar, who died Wednesday at the age of 91, assembled that talent at a time when TV was in its infancy. As a consequence, he was not only a larger-than-life figure, but through the program’s influence on so much that followed, cast an even longer shadow.
The sense of romance surrounding the show, and that era, was such as to spawn the thoroughly enjoyable movie “My Favorite Year,” which imagined a guest appearance by a very Errol Flynn-like movie star (played, wonderfully, by the late Peter O’Toole) and a tough-minded host (Joseph Bologna) approximating Caesar.
For many, given the passage of time, »
- Brian Lowry
14 items from 2014
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