20 items from 2015
With three, count ’em, three tag matches on last night’s card, the Nxt tag division took a minor victory lap last night, quietly demonstrating the power of distinct gimmicks, surprise booking and effective ringwork. Last night the division looked flush with talent, culminating in a tag title match that served as a star-making bout for The Vaudevillains.
Despite taping a month of shows on one night, Nxt have proven themselves supremely capable of subtly programming weekly television in order to give equal rotation to each of its championships. For three weeks in a row each episode has been main-evented by a different title; two weeks ago Sasha Banks and Charlotte closed the show in grand fashion with a instant-classic match for the Women’s Championship, last week the main event was a contract signing for the Nxt Championship, and this week the show went to black after »
- Adam Blampied
Last night’s episode of Nxt was the first of a fresh slew of 4 pre-taped episodes, filmed on July 16th, set to provide us with shows all the way to TakeOver Brooklyn.
It couldn’t have come soon enough because, for the first time in 2 weeks, WWE’s Third Brand finally feels up to date. The previous month of episodes were all taped before Beast In The East, meaning that the dethroning of Kevin Owens went largely unaddressed on Nxt TV for a deeply frustrating fortnight. Well, no more. Balor is back, Owens is back, the Championship is back and Nxt feels complete once again, without a gaping void at the top of the card.
However, to Nxt’s credit, despite the Title match contract signing taking rightful centre-stage tonight, the brand have been diligent in the maintenance of its midcard and with TakeOver Brooklyn one month away to the day, »
- Adam Blampied
It is mere days before Finn Balor and Kevin Owens lock up in Tokyo with the Nxt Championship on the line. Balor will be looking to avenge his previous loss at the hands of Owens back in February and the champ will be looking to gain a measure of vengeance over his loss last night.
The heat is palpable between the two men, encouraged in no small part by a series of stellar Balor-centric docu-shorts, the last of which aired during last night’s episode. With the go-home Nxt in the bag, it’s safe to say that the feud hasn’t quite reached the heights of Owens/Zayn, but it was never really given that opportunity. Owens is way too hot a commodity for the company right now, and they’re pulling him in a dozen different directions.
It was something of a lopsided show. The blockbuster »
- Adam Blampied
From Clerks to Office Space, workplace comedies have become increasingly popular over the years and now here’s another movie to remind you that your job doesn’t suck as much as you think it does.
From first time filmmaker Jennifer Liao comes End of Days Inc., a supernatural spin on the workplace comedy. The ensemble film, written by Christina Ray (Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning), stars Mark O’Brien (Republic of Doyle), Carolyne Maraghi (Picture Day), Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (Kim’s Convenience), Janet Porter (The Listener), Anna Ferguson (Heartland), Yulia Petrauskas (Nikita), and Paulino Nunes (The Strain) as Mr. Godfrey. Liao’s film began it’s festival circuit run with it’s World Premiere at the USA Film Festival in Dallas and has since been picked up for North American distribution by Indican Entertainment. Watch the trailer below.
We are happy to debut the poster for the dark comedy, with a supernatural tinge, End of Days Inc., the feature debut for Canadian filmmaker Jennifer Liao. From the look on Paulino Nunes' face clearly he is someone you can trust. Clearly. I have also included the trailer as well, where there is no shortage of quirk and pugilism with the elderly. End Of Days, Inc. puts a supernatural spin on a workplace shutdown to darkly comic and chilling effect. It's the last day of business before Godfrey Global Inventory shuts down for good, and the enigmatic Mr. Godfrey (Nunes) and his officious sister Esther (Ferguson) invite the company's downtrodden staff- Jason (O'Brien), Janet (Maraghi), Mort (Lee), and Misty (Porter) -to a farewell party where they are to receive...
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Just ahead of E3 2015, Nordic Games has revealed Darksiders 2: The Deathinitive Edition, which will bring the game to the current generation platforms with upgraded visuals and swanky new features. Come inside to learn more and see what's in store!
If you're a fan of Darksiders, or never got the chance to play the game, your chance is coming this Winter. As many game developers have been doing, Nordic Games has decided to remaster Darksiders 2 for the newest generation of consoles with all new gameplay elements for gamers to enjoy.
The Deathinitive Edition will be a visually updated version of Darksiders 2, including all DLCs (Maker Armor Set, The Abyssal Forge, The Demon Lord Belial, Death Rides, Angel of Death, Deadly Despair, Shadow of Death, Mortis Pack, Rusanov's Axe, Van Der Schmash Hammer, Fletcher's Crow Hammer, Mace Maximus, Argul's Tomb) and running in native 1080p resolution. In addition to the graphic upgrade, »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Samoa Joe makes his in-ring debut, Mojo Rowley returns (sadly) and there’s a load of squash matches – it’s this week’s Nxt…
1. Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley vs Mike Rollis and Elias Sampson
Nxt opens this week with a tag team match featuring the new duo of Zack Ryder and the returning Mojo Rowley. I was wondering why I’d been enjoying Nxt for these last few months, and then I realised it was because Mojo Rowley wasn’t on my TV screen. Sigh. So, he was hyped and did his usual spots. They were facing off against the jobber team of Mike Rollis and Elias Sampson. Can’t believe they have someone on the roster with the surname Rollis when your WWE World Heavyweight Champion is Rollins. Come on guys. Ryder at one point did the Broski Boot, so we can assume Joe won’t be using the Face Wash tonight. »
- Luke Owen
Fans of religious horror can jump up and down (or..just pray??), with Scream Factory’s Bluray release of Rupert Wainwright’s 1999 thriller, Stigmata, a film that didn’t quite find its audience theatrically, but has since become something of a cult hit for genre lovers. How does the release hold up, compared to the titles we’ve come to love from Sf gang? Read on!
Coming out in 1999, Stigmata is a perfect example of the decadence in style and music that was quite big at the time. Larger than life clothes, hairstyles, and a soundtrack that just Screams the ’90s. Telling the story of Frankie (Patricia Arquette, A Nightmare On Elm St. 3, Lost Highway, Boyhood), a young and completely faithless hair stylist (aren’t they all?) who, after receiving the rosary from a deceased priest, begins to exhibit the stigmata. Her wrists bleed, she experiences visions, and »
- Jerry Smith
Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. At a certain point, you cannot think of one without the other. Action icons of the 80s, they are as synonymous with 80spop culture as the side ponytail, hair metal and New Coke. For action fans they are yin and yang, the flip sides of the same sweaty bicep. While they bear some superficial similarities, their star personas are actually quite different.
Stallone - The Underdog
Though he boasts a bulky physique comparable to the former Mr Universe, the essence of Stallone’s appeal is that he is inherently an underdog — this is why he is perfect for Rocky Balboa, and miscast in Cobra and Judge Dredd. »
Live! From the basement ballroom of the Washington Hilton! It’s… Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, at which President Barack Obama and Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong each fired shots at both sides of the aisle.
Was Cecily a Strong host of the annual gathering of press, politicos and celebs? Did Potus hold his own, with his opening remarks? At the risk of a thumb cramp, I scrolled through the cable guide until I found C-span and watched for you, singling out these zingers.
Directed by Henry Hobson
A teenage girl in the Midwest becomes infected by an outbreak of a disease that slowly turns the infected into cannibalistic zombies. During her transformation, her loving father stays by her side.
The world is in the midst of an apocalypse the media has dubbed “The Turn,” in which much of humanity has succumbed to a “necro-ambulant” condition … a scientific way of saying that people everywhere are turning into flesh-rotting zombies. Martial law is declared, countries are on lockdown, and if you’re bitten by one of the walking dead you’re closely watched by family members over the course of about two weeks, after which time you are either terminated by a loved one or interred into a mass holding pen, a filthy quarantine zone where zombies are free to munch on each other until they completely phase out. »
- Gary Collinson
Joining the ranks of the few New Year’s Eve-set horror films like New Year’s Evil, Terror Train, Bloody New Year and End of Days is Minutes to Midnight, a new picture set to star genre fave Bill Moseley (pictured top in Dead Air), as well as William Baldwin, Richard Grieco and Dominique Swain. Directed by…
The post Moseley, Grieco & More in Nye Horror, Minutes to Midnight appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
“Mad Men” begins its final stretch of episodes on Sunday night at 10 on AMC, and we asked a handful of TV critics, as well as several TV producers (some of whom have had experience ending their own shows) to predict what might happen when all is said and done for Don Draper and friends. Some took the assignment very seriously. Some opted for the ridiculous. Some fell in between. Damon Lindelof (Co-creator, "Lost"/"The Leftovers") There is a knock on Pete's door. He answers. There's a ten year old child standing there in a suit. "Hello, father..." he says, "I just want you to know that I am going to write a television show one day. And my portrayal of you will Not be flattering." Pete runs his hand through his receding hairline, shaken, but imperious. "What's your name, little boy?" The bastard son glares at his father, "Matthew." he says. »
- Alan Sepinwall
Hey, "Hart Of Dixie" peeps. Yes, it's true guys. We regrettably have to inform you that you will not be treated to a new episode of your favorite show, tonight, as it's gone on another short break. Instead, all you'll be getting is a rerun if you tune in. There is some good news. The show will be right back in action with the new episode 9 labeled, "End Of Days," next week, Friday night, March 20th at 7pm central time, so be sure to jot that date down on your TV calendars. CW did serve up a promo/spoiler clip (below) for episode 9, last week, in case you haven't checked it out yet. The official description for episode 9, reads like this: "AnnaBeth will get visited in a dream by BlueBell's founder, who prophesies five omens about the end of BlueBell. Not taking it seriously, AnnaBeth will share her dream with »
This weeks podcast has just hit the internet and if you’re one of the subscribers, it’s ready to download to your listening device right about now! Besides Vic telling Warner Bros. what they positively must do, we’ve got all our regular features too, including Tom’s Trivia Three – Open up and let us give you a triple serving of awesome movie trivia!! Reviews – Kill the Messenger, Unfinished Business A critically acclaimed screen actor quotes lines from movies he hasn’t starred in – This week our acclaimed actor takes on End of Days Ultimate Recast Reboot – We recast and reboot Trading Places News – Edgier DC movies Subscribe on iTunes – Click here (Click view in iTunes and the click Subscribe) If you’re already a subscriber, the latest episode is ready to download. iPhone / iPad Users– Click here to open your iTunes podcast app and click Subscribe! Stitcher Users Click here – iOS / Android Direct. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
Recently, CW released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Hart Of Dixie" episode 9 of season 4. The episode is entitled, "End Of Days," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty interesting and weird stuff go down as AnnBeth starts seeing omens, leading to everyone panicking, and more. In the new, 9th episode press release: "AnnaBeth (Kaitlyn Black) is going to get visited in a dream by BlueBell's founder, who prophesies five omens about the end of BlueBell. Not taking it seriously, AnnaBeth is going to share her dream with Crickett (guest star Brandi Burkhardt) who tells everyone and creates a town-wide panic. Zoe (Rachel Bilson) and Wade (Wilson Bethel) will get surprised when it comes out that they have very different opinions about marriage. In the meantime, George (Scott Porter) is going to be at a crossroads when he gets an offer that could change his life forever. »
- Andre Braddox
Snake Plissken is literally dropped into a battlefield, Koba and Pope have an ape-style smackdown, Jack Burton and Lo Pan strive to survive the horrors of the Endless Hells of Legend, Dana and Aban go deeper into a tunnel system, and the battle for Midian takes place—this is just a tease of what Boom! Studios has in store for readers this April. We have an early look at the cover art for that month’s installments of Burning Fields, Escape From New York, and Big Trouble in Little China, as well as the final issues of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Clive Barker’s Nightbreed.
Burning Fields #4 (of 8)
Retail Price: $3.99
Artist: Colin Lorimer
Format: 32 pages, full color
Synopsis: “Dana and Aban chase down leads through a series of tunnels far from any military base, unaware that Decker and the PMCs are headed the same way, »
- Derek Anderson
What do you get when an ex-cult member spends a decade and a half underground to escape the End of Days before being let loose in the modern day Big Apple? The premise for Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schimdt, of course. The streaming video-on-demand company just released a two-minute trailer for its upcoming comedy series set for release on March 6, 2015.
The Kimmy Schmidt trailer starts off with a Swat team finding the apocalypse shelter of Kimmy (played by The Office’s Ellie Kemper). She and her fellow cult sisters are brought to New York City, where Kimmy decides to stay and make a life for herself despite being severely out-of-date after 15 years underground. The spunky redhead proceeds to find new roommates, get a job as a nanny for an upscale family, and naively yet wittily compliment a construction worker who’s trying to hit on her.
- Bree Brouwer
“Katrina and I owe it to each other to have an evening free from apocalyptic discussion,” Ichabod Crane tells Abbie Mills at the start of this week’s installment of Sleepy Hollow. So how about we do the same? After all, this episode probably has the least to do with the End of Days since the show began. (Or maybe since that shaman episode last season. Remember that one? Good times.) Instead, the writers gave us a peculiar outlier that swapped out the usual Sh standards (gunfights, sword fights, IchAbbie actually being around one another) for three atypical story lines:Story line No. 1 (speaking chronologically and not at all in terms of quality): Crane and Katrina on their date at the historical society … where there’s a painting that murders people? M’kay. It kind of reminded me of that Patton Oswalt bit about the movie Death Bed (“the bed »
- Rose Maura Lorre
To pick up an issue of The New Yorker is to prepare for a meaty three-course meal. The short, often colorful news pieces near the issue’s start, are the appetizer. The comprehensive, 10,000-word profiles and investigative pieces in the middle are the rich main course. The short story and the cultural criticism in the back, easy to digest and filled with savory analysis, are its desserts.
If one wanted to subscribe to the highbrow publication but only wanted to go through one or two courses – or, to take the metaphor even further, take little bites of everything – then, they may be better off tuning into one of Amazon’s newest pilots, The New Yorker Presents. The half-hour is programmed like a magazine, even starting off with a table of contents previewing the films and features that will play during the episode. The material in this pilot connects with both »
- Jordan Adler
20 items from 2015
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