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  1. Considering you just posted about watching From Dusk til Dawn 2, I don't think you should be commenting on anyone else's viewing habits.
    7 points
  2. People who post about pro wrestling on the Internet don't get to call people uncool
    7 points
  3. Don't you have a Wade Barrett fan club to run, you know, somewhere else?
    6 points
  4. 6 points
  5. I don't have a dog here, but that flag was a bunch of bullshit there.
    5 points
  6. Nah. . .spread in most places was Panthers -6 or 7, and the Over/Under was at about 37.5. Teh gamblorz should have been fine regardless. Well I am sure there were 2nd Half Totals. Plus potential prop bets regarding a safety being scored. Not to mention anything that had to do based on the actual final score If someone was betting on this game, they have far more problems than what the final score was.
    4 points
  7. I just want to know where in the fuck you guys have the will power or time to watch these goddamn hour/hour and half matches. It's one thing to watch a movie that has characters, music, different scenes etc etc. but to watch vanilla midgets do a bunch of shit that doesn't mean anything until the last 5 minutes seems like a total waste of time.
    4 points
  8. I'm glad there is some interest in the ROH idea. I will start a thread for it and do some general pimping this week, but I'll really be able to delve in once I get back from vacation on the 19th.
    4 points
  9. The word you're looking for is awesome. ;-)
    3 points
  10. The first time I watched Danielson/Cide, I thought it was boring. I was still in my MOVEZ~! phase and didn't appreciate the match. After seeing all the acclaim it got, I rewatched the match. I loved it and it totally expanded my wrestling palette. I recently did a couple of ROH-centric WrestleRevue podcasts, one focusing on the Joe/Punk trilogy and another focusing on the ROH/CZW feud. I actually didn't like the first Joe/Punk as much as I did when I first watched it back in 04. To me, it felt like they were trying to have a sixty minute match as opposed to having a match that just happened to go sixty minutes, if that makes sense. Their second and third matches were every bit as good as I remembered and I might have liked the third one even more than I originally did. The six man from the 100th show was incredible. I loved every second of it. Just a totally wild but ultra realistic brawl. Joe was tremendous (surprise!) in that match. I didn't like Cage of Death nearly as much as I did in 06. It picked up once Homicide entered the match but aside from Bryan's brilliant turn on Joe, I found at least half the match to be pretty uninteresting. I'm gonna pimp the first Bryan/Morishima match from Manhattan Mayhem II. That's arguably the best match I've ever seen live (Joe/Kobashi included). From the moment Bryan came out, the match had a big fight atmosphere the likes of which I've never experienced at a wrestling show. The psychology was great and the match was just out of this world. Bryan working it with a detached retina for a significant portion of the match made it all the more impressive.
    3 points
  11. It already looks like Kidd & Cesaro are working Itami & Balor at the next NXT special...
    3 points
  12. Both teams are eliminated, and the team in waiting gets a bye.
    2 points
  13. Since it's Japan, I'm assuming it has something to do with a tentacle and the "bad touch".
    2 points
  14. I've got wings in the oven and twice baked potato skins in the fridge ready to go. My Cam jersey is clean. On the couch with my feet up. I'm ready to go.
    2 points
  15. WHY CAN I ONLY LIKE THIS POST ONCE?
    2 points
  16. For the people who still want to believe Back to the Future II will be the prediction, consider the following: We saw in the "original" BttF timeline: George didn't punch Biff. He was taking orders from Biff even in the current timeline, Biff was a big deal (and we know nothing of Biff's family). Marty goes back to 1955: Biff was a BMOC, and he and some of his goons were in varsity jackets (giving proof- Biff had enough athletic ability to make a Hill Valley sports team.) George punches Biff, we get an alternate 1985, Biff is subservient to George (no knowledge of his family as well- but even one punch doesn't change that, even if George McFly's punch ruined Biff's high school career, Biff, at one point in his life, had athletic ability.) 30 years later, Marty goes to 2015, where Biff is unknown for his own status since then, but he is still bitter with how his own life has gone- but with a time machine, his first idea for it to fix his own life is "make money by betting on sporting events" (so, sports is very important to even the older Biff as his way of life- and he is a bitter jerk even in 2015). He takes the sports almanac, goes to 1955, and changes history and obliterates that 2015 solely to make sure he, himself, had a great life, with no knowledge of the endgame of this change...but his life in those 30 years from 1985 to 2015 outside of working for George McFly is unknown, with the only clue: He views sports as his way to make money and had athletic ability, which was deferred. Conclusion: In the Back to the Future world, Biff Tannen's destiny was to be the father of the Chicago Cubs player who led them to win the 2015 World Series (Yes, Tannen's kids were also arrested to replace Marty's kids- but it doesn't mean he didn't have other kids.) . Because Biff stole the sports almanac in order to make "his own" life better, that 2015 never happened, but Biff had his own glory instead and didn't care. ...so, sorry Cubs fans, you're not winning next year either. Blame Biff Tannen for this one. (Yes, this may be insane troll logic- but so is the Cubs winning a World Series.)
    2 points
  17. I would love Kidd to pull Axel aside and be all "Bro, you keep trying to make a name for yourself - McGuillicutty, Axel... whatever... You know who you really are man? You're the son of a legend. You might feel like an average Joe but deep down you know you carry the DNA of perfection. What's my point you ask? Between your natural advantages and my training pedigree we can run this show." Curtis Axel becomes "Joe Perfect" and he and Kidd go chasing Itami, Balor and the nXt tag titles.
    2 points
  18. Taker could start a swing band and still be the coolest. Married people do lame shit, that is just how it is.
    2 points
  19. Well, then he wouldn't be Josh Smith. . . . .
    2 points
  20. Has there been 25 King of the Mountain matches yet? I vote for all those
    2 points
  21. 10. Hamlet (2009, Gregory Doran): this is probably my favorite BBC adaptation of Shakespeare that I've seen. David Tennant is an unusual Hamlet, bringing sort of a comedic warmth to the character which is often missing in other interpretations. He's more of a mischievous Everyman than he is a melancholy aristocrat. But right up there with him is Patrick Stewart doing the very best Claudius that I've ever seen (way better than his previous attempt at the role in the classic Derek Jacobi production), essaying the villain in a particularly introspective and tortured performance which truly gets across the point of how far this poor bastard is permanently stuck in his brother's shadow (brilliantly, the Ghost is also played by Stewart). The direction even manages to make this into a legit visually-rich movie rather than your standard Masterpiece Theatre bullshit which makes too damn many of the BBC's productions look like stage plays where there just so happened to be a camera in the front row. 9. Lured (1947, Preston Sturges): the best Hitchcock movie that Hitchcock never made. A pre-fame Lucille Ball stars as a streetwise dance-hall girl living in London, who is hired by the police to act as bait to draw out a Ripper-like serial killer. (Don't pay any attention to Boris Karloff's lead billing, he's only in for a delightful cameo as a hilarious red herring.) This one was way outside of Sturges's comfort zone, but it's a damn fine movie anyway. Like a bizarre hybrid of screwball comedy and Silence of the Lambs which somehow works. 8. Wuthering Heights (2011, Andrea Arnold): a daring, aggressive, passionate adaptation of the most fucking depressing novel in English history. This movie ups the ante by casting a black guy as Heathcliff, and then welding the camera to his POV in order to provide one of the most agonizingly personal onscreen portrayals of race/class warfare that I've ever seen. The story beats are all the same familiar old stuff, but the way Arnold directs it is breathtaking and truly original. This is one of those movies where, like thirty minutes into it, you realize "hey... there's been only a dozen or two lines of dialogue, tops, and yet that feels utterly appropriate". 7. Under the Skin (2013, Jonathan Glazer): let's shoot the elephant in the room first: yes, Scarlett Johansson does indeed spend almost half this movie full-frontal naked. But you'd have to be one stone-cold pervert in order to be aroused by the context of this nudity; I mean, it's so creepy that I could barely even masturbate to it. This is basically like an Ingmar Bergman version of Species, with Scarlett cast as an alien black widow who seduces and consumes various hapless men off the dreary streets of Scotland. And while I was annoyed that the movie ended up stumbling to the same unimaginative ending that practically every other "monstrous humanoid thing looking to mate and assimilate" movie ever does, the way everything is handled is incredibly unique. 6. In a World... (2013, Lake Bell): having been a semi-professional announcer myself, this one is probably my "pushes my personal buttons REALLY hard" ringer for the list. But still, Lake Bell's self-written/directed/acted opus about a scatterbrained young actress who wants to become a professional voiceover artist was really really REALLY good. Bell is a fun performer, but she's even better behind the camera; when's the last time you said "damn, I was really glad to see Geena Davis, I wish her part had been bigger"? And Eva Longoria and Cameron Diaz are the best sports imaginable when they poke HARD fun at their own personas in as-themselves cameos. 5. Conan the Barbarian (1982, John Milius): yeah, I'd never gotten around to seeing this all in one sitting until recently. "Holy shit it's awesome" is the short version. One of the best sword-and-sorcery fantasy flicks I've ever seen, maybe THE best R-rated one. James Earl Jones is a standout as Thulsa Doom, creating a villain who is actually even more complex and interesting than Darth Vader in his character arc. 4. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007, Jake Kasdan): sometimes I wonder, whatever happened to good Airplane!-style movie spoofs? Did the wretched Friedberg/Seltzer flicks kill this genre? No, no they didn't; the movies simply moved over a couple steps, and now are made by the extended Apatow family and have supporting casts of Saturday Night Live alumni. John C. Reilly mercilessly satirizes the entire 20th century of musical fads with his brilliant performance as dim-bulb superstar Dewey Cox, and as an added bonus the songs are actually good enough that you'll find yourself humming them afterwards. 3. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013, Jim Jarmusch): this is the vampire movie I've been waiting YEARS for. There's no bullshit melodrama, no silly emo brooding, no Grand Guignol scenes of gory spectacle. It's simply a typically Jarmuschian deadpan character study of what it might be like to be really, really old in the modern world. The sights, sounds, and performances all meld together into a movie which is so comfortable that you want to wear it like a soft flannel bathrobe. 2. Her (2013, Spike Jonze): A friend of mine on Facebook put it best: "That wasn't a movie, that was a goddamned force of nature." You probably need to be a similar sort of person to the antisocial wallflowers featured in this film to truly sync up with everything it's got to offer, but the film has ambition and style to spare as a frighteningly intelligent look at what it might be like to emotionally interact with artificial intelligence. Like a cross between Weird Science and Primer. And it's got maybe the single most brilliantly-conceived cinematic sex scene in history. 1. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968, Sergio Leone): Sergio Leone's best Western ever. Period. I'm amazed that I somehow care more about Charles Bronson's emotional pain here than I ever did for Clint Eastwood's in the MWNN Trilogy; but, well, here 'tis. Henry Fonda is cast deeply against type as a terrifyingly amoral villain, and for once we've got a female character in a Leone pic who is more than either window dressing or subplot motivation. This is probably my favorite "end of the West" anti-Western ever, with only an asterisk for Unforgiven and The Wild Bunch as real competition. Sorry, The Shootist and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Dances With Wolves, but this one outlasses you without even trying. Just a brilliant hurricane of art from start to finish.
    1 point
  22. Unless a specific other character needs to be there, my party is Cassandra, Vivienne, and Sera. ...I'm pretty sure I know exactly what that says about me.
    1 point
  23. I have a feeling that a whole lotta money just changed hands due to that safety
    1 point
  24. The Panthers Legion posting in triplicate is adorable.
    1 point
  25. I'm deeply concerned you thought Gruden was good at one point. The longer he's been on TV the more it raises questions about how he ever coached a team to a Superbowl. Or ties his shoes in the morning.
    1 point
  26. So I was gonna do Round Robin Challenge 3, but there wasn't anything I feel very strongly about. If anyone disagrees, I'm all ears. RoH Generation Next Yeeeeees. Alex Shelley, Austin Aries, Roderick Strong, and Jack Evans vs. The Briscoe Brothers, John Walters, and Jimmy Rave. Yes yes yes. Yes. Just a fantastic match that completely succeeds at everything it was going for. Namely, showing that Generation Next are freaking stars. Just... This is a great match. But it (and the entire angle and takeover of GN) is one of my favorite things in wrestling. I will unashamedly vote this higher then it probably should actually go. Samoa Joe vs. Homicide I think this is better then the match at Reborn. I really liked that match. Whoever said Cide was gonna end up being all over this poll is probably right on.
    1 point
  27. Fozzy Whitaker? GOOD GRIEF, THE RUNNING BACK'S A BEAR!
    1 point
  28. That would make a great quest name for Borderlands actually
    1 point
  29. I think that was something like an hour with commercial breaks and about 45 minutes of televised match.
    1 point
  30. I've always found the internet's obsession with cats to be really fucking weird.
    1 point
  31. El Dragon, I'm glad you brought up that 4 Corner Survival, because it does in fact rule. Also, I think it foreshadows later how much chemistry Jimmy Rave and Nigel had. I think the post Embassy Jimmy Rave stuff against Nigel is really good, and will be looked back on more fondly than it was received at the time. Whenever DVDVR does one of these projects, there always ends up being a secret MVP who consistently has great matches but is less heralded than some of his peers. I think homicide may be that for this, even though he is thought of rather highly. I think he gets taken for granted because he was always there.
    1 point
  32. Hey it's all speculation so I wouldn't be surprised if that's correct. But from what I've read it's supposed to be a Destiny 1.5 with a ton of additional content. The photo does support that as well. It's a timeline photo that shows Destiny, it's expansions, Comet, and it's expansions. I doubt it would be part of a timeline to just show a release of Destiny packaged with the first two expansion packs included. Not to mention the release dates. House of Wolves drops in March with Comet set to drop in September with the next two expansions set for after that. With only three months between expansions I and II, I seriously doubt it would be 9+ months between expansion II and the next expansion. It makes sense that it's a six month break if the next content is a more massive expansion.
    1 point
  33. now THERE's a man with personality. no brains, tho.
    1 point
  34. For all the shit Back to the Future Part II is getting for misrepresenting 2015, I do find present day society alarmingly close to the nightmarish alternative reality where Biff got the sports almanac, made himself super rich and brought about a dystopia.
    1 point
  35. We got to stop with the "no personality" narrative. Are you fuckers expecting fighters to be mid-80s Roddy Piper? Just stop for the sake of sanity.
    1 point
  36. I've never heard of being able to duck in a car before the next-gen release. I think that's got to be new. I don't see myself getting the game for the xbone unless everybody in the nite shift goes to that. The 30 person freemode is tempting though. I'm wondering if a lot of the higher level folks have moved to next-gen now, which would account for the seemingly higher percentage of low level people recently. Truck Off is about as broken as a vs. mission can get. Eons ago I managed to take out the truck and every single person on the other team with one sticky. Can't imagine how bad I would be if I tried to race now. I haven't done a race against randoms in at least 6 months, and have maybe run 1-2 races total in the last 3. Wonder if GTA online is age appropriate for a newborn. I've got an old 360 that just needs a new hard drive. I could just get a new drive and another copy of the game and get him started early on learning to Mary Lou.
    1 point
  37. you don't put Reigns over Rusev on Smackdown Of course not. I think the argument is you dont book a potential future ppv main event as a throwaway Smackdown match. Also if you want Reigns to be the man you book him like he is the man. Not against guys who you wont put him over, or going 50/50 with the beyond stale Big Show.
    1 point
  38. I heard your call! 1. A new Straw weight champion will be crowned this year (If that's not good enough then Joanne Calderwood will win the title). 2. A Ronda Rousey title fight will make it to the 4th round. 3. GSP will return in the UFC in 2015 4. Conor Mcgregor will win the featherweight title. 5. Phil Brooks will win his UFC debut this year HW (265lbs): Cain Velasquez LHW (205lbs): Jon Jones MW (185lbs): Chris Weidman WW (170lbs): GSP LW (155lbs): Anthony Pettis FW (145lbs): Conor Mcgregor BW (135lbs): Renan Barao FlyW (125lbs): Demetrious Johnson Womens BW (135lbs): Ronda Rousey Womens StrawW (115lbs): Joanne Calderwood
    1 point
  39. Has anyone ever gotten a good match out of Axel? I mean good, not "nothing technically wrong, but still insanely boring." Maybe he's gonna be the future of the company. He's gonna be a big time player in this machine called NXT. He's the next big thing. He's the next generation. And starting this moment, from now... From this moment on... This'll be the moment, starting now, of the genisis of Curtis Axel. But really, I'd expect him to be more Brodus Clay and less Tyson Kidd as far as NXT rehab projects go.
    1 point
  40. Sera + Vivienne = nonstop fun in team conversations
    1 point
  41. Is it the blank screen issue? Its something weird with the cookies/cache. Clear everything out and it should fix.
    1 point
  42. Oh boy, a Desperado singles match, just what I always wanted.
    1 point
  43. Bob Sapp faced this on New Year's Eve - God bless Inoki.
    1 point
  44. FTFY. In a one-hour program, they spotlighted Zayn-Owens, Lucha Dragons-Vaudevillains, the women's title picture, Corbin-Dempsey, wrapped up Itami & Bálor vs. Ascension, and still had time for Enzo/Cass/Carmella. This is the same company that produces the three-hour waste of time on USA Network's Monday evenings.
    1 point
  45. Speaking of older school rpgs, you know what remains one of the most fun video game experiences of my life, well over 20 years later? The original Dragon Warrior/Dragon Quest.
    1 point
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