3 items from 2014
There have been a few stars over the years who started brightly only to see their career fade and sometimes even plummet. Perhaps one of the best examples of someone looking set to become a regular face at Award shows, particularly during the nominations montage, before falling from grace, was Eric Roberts. In fact one of his earlier films, The Pope of Greenwich Village, saw Roberts star with Mickey Rourke, whose career followed the same trajectory. An early run of solid films with critical acclaim, followed by a lengthy spell largely spent in B-movies, with the occasional more high profile bit part thrown in. Whilst Rourke had a second coming with The Wrestler recently, Roberts is still waiting for such an opportunity, and it’s an opportunity that would be fully deserved.
Before becoming something of a sitcom gag, »
- Gary Collinson
Reviewed by Grace Fontaine, MoreHorror.com
Written and Directed by Gregory Blair
Starring: Bill Oberst Jr. (Grafton Torn), Mikhail Blokh (Deter McManus), Cindy Merrill (Ally Morris), Lisa Hart (Kat Torn), Gregory Blair (Crawford Davis), Ronny Coleman (Doctor Myers), Shaun Gerardo (Ash), Dawna Leigh Heising (Nurse Vorhees) and Josh Patterson (Noose Man/Hatchet Man)
Any writer will tell you that Writers’ Block is The Worst because it could be considered a type of amnesia. There is nothing more defeating than sitting down in front of your word processor/writing pad/computer/wall of your padded cell and not finding the motivation or the desire to get to work. The ability to get over this obstacle all but takes a miracle for a writer to overcome be it through a creative muse, having a heck of a dream or an epiphany that suddenly puts it all into perspective. Now, while Writers’ Block is a bane, »
Pro wrestling should offer a mix of joy and elation, unfortunately it has all too often been overshadowed by darkness and tragedy. While in recent years the WWE has enforced health considerations to the fullest extent, the industry hasn’t always been so well looked after. In the 90′s and 2000′s we the fans got far too used to watching wrestling and hearing that a young talent had died. For me personally, this always stirred feelings of sadness and to an extent guilt — how can I invest in something which is killing the performers?
The stories continued to come. Drug overdoses, ring accidents and even suicide. The nature of the beast seemed to create a fatal environment. What are the reasons for wrestling and death being so linked to each other? A lot of it is down to the intense nature of the business. A wrestler often has to »
- Grahame Herbert
3 items from 2014
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