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  1. The randomness of this made me LOL
    6 points
  2. J.A.S. used it in their intro video for a week or two in AEW, before changing up the wording slightly. IIRC, they even replaced the "For over 50 years..." with "For nearly two weeks..." which was brilliant
    5 points
  3. Thoughts on Guilty as Charged 2001 Joey Matthews and Christian York got a new manager, Joel Gertner. Yay! Oh no, Da Baldies attacked them, and then Jerry Lynn & Cyrus walked in and won their match. Will these plucky youngsters fulfill their destiny as the future of ECW? Or is another "oh no" on the way? Speaking of the demise of national promotions in 2001, EZ Money had the honor of wrestling on the last ECW pay-per-view and then the last WCW PPV. Tommy Dreamer got revenge against CW Anderson. Considering the promotion was closing soon, their feud "escalated quickly" to an I Quit match. Sandman is the MVP for winning his record-breaking fourth ECW title in a ladder match. After the match, Corino and Credible shook his hand, foreshadowing their eventual participation in Ring of Honor. No wait! I'm taking the award away from Sandman and giving it to Rhino! Serves Sandman right for never shaking my hand backstage. Rhino gored Balls, Chilly, Simon, Swinger, and Dawn Marie. He was kind enough to spare Jasmine St. Claire ... but then he gave her a piledriver off the second rope. After Sandman won the title, Rhino coerced him into an immediate title shot by threatening his family. Rhino piledrove Sandman through a table (after he had already been through two other tables) and then piledrove him in the ring to win the title. Congrats Rhino ... you're the future of ECW! Now it's time to complete the Attitude Era Collection by writing "King of Philadelphia." I haven't been tallying up the MVP awards, so this will be a rare instance in which the author doesn't know how the book will end until he gets to the final chapter. Until then, enjoy "King of New York" and "King of Atlanta"!
    4 points
  4. My brain literally won't let me hear the word "Inglewood" without adding "Inglewood always up to no good."
    4 points
  5. ATERRADOS (aka TERRIFIED) (Demián Rugna, 2017) (The trailer kinda doesn't fuck around so... maybe be cautious for various reasons) IMDB SELECTED BY: @No Point Stance I watched Aterrados a few years ago and my memories are murky due to it likely being in the midst of a sizeable October horror binge (each year I try to see something new from as many countries as possible, and this film served to cross Argentina off my list) . What I do remember, though, is that I enjoyed it quite a bit and was impressed enough to score it an 8 outta 10 on IMDB. It plays with some metaphysical concepts as well as gross-out FX and outright traditional horror, and IIRC it had some fun characters too. It remains the only film I've seen from Demián Rugna, though I see that he has a new fright flick slated for release between now and Halloween, which I'll be keeping an eye out for on the strengths of this earlier opus. REVIEWED BY @twiztor Aterrados Aterrados (which, according to the subtitles, translates to Terrified) is a movie originally released in 2017 at a festival but saw a 2018 wide release. It is an Argentinean film. I had some reservations about watching this, since subtitled films are not my forte. Let me say right now, those misgivings were completely unfounded. Anyway, let's get into it. we start off by seeing a young housewife, Clara, who is hearing voices coming from the kitchen drain pipe. She claims they tell her that they are coming to kill her. Her husband Juan is dismissive (aren't they all?) at this point, i'm thinking we're going to get some offshoot of a 'Paranormal Activity' film. Early the next morning, while Clara is in the shower, Juan starts to hear a banging through the wall, which he believes is coming from his neighbor Walter. He tries to bang back and quiet him down to no avail. He resorts to going to Walter's place, but the only answer he gets through the intercom is some weird sounds that may or may not be Walter. Back inside, Juan hears more banging. He goes to check on his wife..... He finds her lifeless, bloody body levitating and smashing repeatedly against the shower walls. holy shit, i am 100% in on this film by now. Juan is talking to some (paranormal?) investigators who seem to know more than they let on........... FLASHBACK: we start to see what began 2 weeks ago with the neighbor Walter. and the weird happenings around him. and the potential intrusions into his home. and how those intrusions are affecting Walter and those around him........ ok, look. i'm going to stop the actual plot synopsis right now, because this movie is freaking awesome. It involves said paranormal investigators, an infliction upon the recently deceased, and possibly even some kind of breach between realms. i refuse to go into more detail and instead implore you strongly to watch this movie. the acting is really good, particularly for a foreign film that requires as much (or more) physical storytelling as it does verbal. There's no music to speak of within the soundtrack, but we are treated to ominous background sound, which is completely warranted and really creates the perfect ambiance. thank you to whoever suggested this film. it is something i would not have ever watched in the next 100 years because i'm terrible at branching out, but i was glued to the screen for the entire 90 minutes. ok, side note, this film has a fantastic one-liner insult that i feel compelled to share. Person 1: "i think i read your book" Person 2: "oh, really?" Person 1: "the cover was really well made" fucking ouch. somebody break out the silver sulfadiazine. side note 2: i found out that the Spanish word "niche" (two syllables) means "nest" in English, so i feel that i learned something here. WATCH THIS MOVIE! EDITOR'S NOTE H/T To twiztor for taking on a 2nd movie It is on Shudder
    4 points
  6. I just came across this video of Kingston too:
    3 points
  7. The Niners pretty much aren't giving up anything for Chase.
    3 points
  8. HORROR EXPRESS (Eugenio Martín, 1972) IMDB SELECTED BY @Curt McGirt This year is gonna be Horror Express. I mean, my year HAS been a barrelling train cursed with horrible goings-on, but it doesn't have Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, and Telly Savalas on it. Unfortunately. This one rather surprised me when I finally watched it at someone's house while everyone else was busy partying in the basement for band rehearsal or something. I'd remembered the bloody eyes of the VHS boxes you could find it in (all different, as it's a legendarily bootlegged public domain film) for years but never seen it. Here was a classy, intelligent, and creepy little piece of work, very impressive. And Kojak as the Russian military dude is pure uncut badassery. REVIEWED BY @Lawful Metal I watched this in bits and pieces over the last two or so weeks, including crashing my daughter's wifi as I tried to download some discovery of an agg assault whilst watching this and completely shut all the internets down while we were counting down the minutes to when baby Mackenzie was gon show up. I tried to explain to her that this was important and necessary and that if I didn't fulfill my Secret Satan obligations that I could be castigated and forced to be expiated by the Death Valley Driver. Nobody knows, the trouble I've seen ... This was pretty fucking awesome with Peter Cushing (Grand Moff Tarkin) and Christopher Lee (Saruman, Dracula!) in the lead roles and Lee is rocking this sweet mustache and brings aboard the titular Horror Express a Frozen / Unfrozen 2 million year old Ape as a Fossil for study or what have you and I guess he's an archaeologist or paleontologist or you know I don't think they made a distinction there. Cushing is a doctor and rocking some sweet fashion like this totally smoking smoking jacket and now I know what I want for my birthday -- oh wait I actually didn't get anything for my birthday because everyone was so excited for the baby who was born the next day -- oh and we had a death in the family on my actual birthday too, so yeah, that kinda put a real damper on everything. But sweet smoking jacket! Anywhoo so everybody on the train are of course obsessed with this prehistoric ape and so everyone's trying to look inside the box it's in. OOh tomato soup gotta get that So yeah before they even leave there's a chinaman (not sure if that's their preferred nomenclature) thief who of course wants to see whats in the box and he's stricken blind and dead and bleeding from the eyes and it's obviously the work of satan says Orthodox Jesus an obviously insane lunatic in robes. Yet everyone seems to take him seriously. Then the train gets going and there's a police inspector with a ragtag bunch of russian soldiers in tow and various other people on the train including some americans Peter Cushing's assistant who looks like Toby Jones in drag, a Count and his wife, another lady that looks exactly like her but like russian and maybe evil we never really find out, and assorted crew for the train taht are expendable af. Doctor Cushing pays a bagman to look in the box and go figure he's fucking dead immediately too but this time our intrepid prehistoric frozen / unfrozen ape not only blinds and kills the dude he also unlocks the box, gets out, puts the bagman in the box, locks it up nice and tidy for everyone to find. Which leads us to the immortal line by Doctor Cushing: "Are you telling me, an ape who lived two million years ago, crawled out of that crate, killed the baggage man and put him in there, then locked everything up nice and tidy, and got away?" "Yes I am!" = Christopher Lee Yeah, it's fucking awesome. So the Ape goes on menacing children (excellent arm acting here) and killing rando soldiers. Doctor Cushing and Christopher Lee are forced to share a room because they both bribed the same guy? And then the vaguely Russian lady who looks like the other lady has to move in with them too? And so Doctor Cushing obviously has a crush and is busting out the suits and the smoking jackets and she wanders over to the box and guess what she gets got too and goes blind and dead but this time the police inspector is there and he shoots the ape and its dead! Doctor Cushing and Paleontologist Lee and like let's do an autopsy of the ape on a train like what could possibly go wrong and here's the fucking twist they dissect the eyeball of the ape and the eye retains the last visions of the ape and so it sees the russian lady and then it also sees the motherfucking earth from deep space and oh shit it's aliens. and now they figure out holy crap, the alien is a parasite that takes host like it's the Hidden but without Claudia Christian and Kyle McLachlan taking way too many bullets and then Doctor Cushing's Toby Jones-like assistant is in the back room by the crate and she blabbing about the eyeball visions to the police inspector who has had his hand in his pocket since he killed the damn ape and my daughter is like I only walked in like five minutes ago and hey why is this guy always got his hand in his pocket and oh shit he got a monkey paw and his eyes turn red and he blinds Toby Jones swapped genders doppelganger and like oh shit and then somebody wakes up motherfucking Telly Savalas who's like a king or something but he's sleeping in a cage? What the fuck is even going on? Did somebody get halfway through this movie and say, you know what? This movie needs motherfucking Kojack and who loves ya? Telly gets up and rounds up all the peasants in the train and he's going to solve this alien frozen / unfrozen ape mystery and oh yeah I forgot, Orthodox Jesus steals the eyeball from literally right under the eyeballs of Doctors Cushing and Lee and runs off with it to offer it to alien police inspector who's like, sure, I'll take the eyeball and dump it in some fire but dude keep your crazy away and then Telly's like, whho's the fucking alien and Dr. Lee turns out the light and police inspector's eyes glow red so Telly knifes him in the back and shoots him like five times (maybe a little like the Hidden) and then Orthodox Jesus like throws a block on one of the russian soldiers so that alien police inspector can get away and then Orthodox Jesus is like, alien dude, come into me so I can do satan's work and you know, whenever someones' going around, and like Satan is doing this, and Satan is doing that, chances are that person's like totally obsessed with Satan and when given the opportunity, would totally be down for some Satan shit, which , obviously, Orthodox Jesus was totally into so everyone's kinda freaked out and then Alien Orthodox Jesus shows up and starts massacring dudes and soldiers and oh no not Telly Savalas I thought he was here to save the movie and then Doctor Cushing leads all the peasants and stuff to the back room and it's down to just Dr. Lee and the Count's wife or Duke's wife and she's not vaguely russian and Orthodox Jesus is like, just let me go, and Dr. Lee is like, fuck dude, you just killed half the damn train, I can't let you go, and Orthodox Jesus is like, I came here 2 million years ago and like I've always been tehre for humanity and I can rid the world of disease, and poverty and cure cancer and cause world peace and like hold on here Alien Orthodox Jesus literally you been here 2 million years and you ain't done shit and I guess Alien Orthodox Jesus kinda realizes he's bullshitting so instead he raises from the dead all the people he killed including Telly Savalas holy shit yes he's back and they kinda lumber and instead of like, hey, let's shoot Alien Orthodox Jesus and get this shit over with, Dr. Lee and the lady run through the entire train, fight literally every single zombie -- the missus here literally gets grabbed and groped by every single zombie guy and so they get to the end of the train with Dr. Cushing and the peasants and they disconnect the caboose or whatevs and someone radioed ahead to guys at the train station and they're like, they're telling us to switch the tracks for the train coming and like, that'll make it go off a cliff! and then the other guy is like, what if it's like we're in a war? and everyone else is like, yeah, we're in a war, so we have to kill like everyone on this train apparently, and so they do it and Alien Orthodox Jesus is like, huh, how do I drive a train and then it goes off the cliff and bursts into flames and we're all assuming Alien Orthodox Jesus is dead, and then we see the Caboose show up to the edge of the cliff and instead of like, getting off the train car and then look, like everyone is there crowding on the edge of the train car on the edge of the cliff seemingly willing the train car to inch that one inch past the line of no return but alas, no mass suicide onto the burning husk of Alien Orthodox Jesus. a million billion stars, fucking hilarious but played absolutely straight with twists and turns and acting so good I never forgot who was playing who EDITOR'S NOTE Available a lot of places - Roku and Tubi (both with ads). There is also at least one version on Youtube
    3 points
  9. With me at least I think there's also an element of MJF being so good, a deceptively great athlete and making everything look so easy that it makes it seem more like a performance than a struggle. It's hard to explain. Then I have to remind myself that he's like 27 and still a work in progress....
    3 points
  10. I dont disagree with you or @ExcellenceofAirPollution whatsoever on your interpretations, but I would argue that this sort of 'box-checking' match is kind of exactly what you would want out of a first-time encounter, on free TV, on a night with stiff competition from college ball, UFC FN, and new COPS episodes (ok, maybe it's just me psyched about that last one). It lets everyone watching get a taste of what they can do fogether to whet our appetite for a big PPV encounter in the future, it gives them as performers a chance to touch a little before that hypothetical PPV match (since it appears the house show experiment is on ice for now) - (Edit: I forgot maybe the most important part: furthering the Callis Family and Bullet Club issues) - Again, I totally see what you guys mean! I just think in this particular situation it's appropriate/warranted.
    3 points
  11. Just because they came up @Curt McGirt's review of Tumbbad @Ultimo Necro's review of Under the Shadow
    3 points
  12. I'm stupid. You should know this by now.
    3 points
  13. You misspelled Coach K. And Tony Dungy.
    3 points
  14. I know that being a fan of the school that employs Jim Harbaugh makes this very much a glass house I'm throwing from, but holy fuck is Dabo the single most unlikable, smug, smarmy, hypocritically moralistic asshole head coach I've ever seen in college football. I hate him so much, and his tantrum today just adds to it.
    3 points
  15. WO/F4W now says Bryan's orbital bone was broken against Andrade on 10/21 think I'm calling shenanigans on that one.... My expectations for big Kenny singles matches are absurdly high so I was kind of disappointed by that match. It was good but missing something and I definitely felt like they could do a lot better in a rematch. A lot of it felt a little too scripted and choreographed, too pretty. There's something detached about MJF's work that kind of takes me out of matches. It feels more like he's checking the boxes in his performance than actually being in it if that makes sense. Not going through the motions because he's working his ass off, but kinda that. All that said, I should probably rewatch it to judge it more fairly, it's not like I didn't like it. I'm also in the camp that would have preferred a non-finish. 30 minute time limit draw, match is thrown out due to tons of interference, take your pick. I wouldn't have booked it here in the first place and you can still do a rematch (they gave Kenny a bit of an out with Callis coming out when he had him up for the 1WA), maybe it doesn't matter
    3 points
  16. HAPPY HALLOWEEN! IT'S TRADE DEADLINE DAY! Also! Happy anniversary to those of us who celebrate:
    2 points
  17. Type O Negative - Out Of The Fire (Kane's Theme) - YouTube Happy Halloween! (had no idea this existed)
    2 points
  18. Or he could win one there. . .
    2 points
  19. oh, absolutely Reigns. Gunther, you can break the glass for Ilya or Bron, or do a multiman or ladder where someone else wins without him losing. Reigns has a lot more emotion and identity wrapped up in his story. And Gunther still has room to ascend.
    2 points
  20. I loved it. Having to watch it in such a fractured way in spite of all the craziness in my life going on it really helped that the movie was, y'know, actually great. I didn't even mention my own trip to the ER! Lawful Jr. tells me his review will be done any minute.
    2 points
  21. Lawful, thank you. Who knew mine would be the thorn in your paw? I'm glad you enjoyed it though (and your review is hilarious). Telly stomping around the train swilling from a bottle of vodka, wielding a sword and talking shit might be the best thing about the movie. And that's in a movie with alien-possessed zombies that are bleeding from the eyes!
    2 points
  22. The Devil's Rain may be the best use of Ernest Borgnine, Tom Skerritt, Eddie Albert, and William Shatner in the worst Satan movie ever made. How can you produce such a silly devil movie when fucking Anton LaVey is your creative consultant and also has a cameo in the film?
    2 points
  23. Surely there was a long-haired babyface named Connor Stallions in some territory somewhere in the 80's, right?
    2 points
  24. https://youtu.be/JzNuGMjRPsI?si=YcNL-3seVTHJGAtm
    2 points
  25. I love the seriousness of the characters in Horror Express even when they are talking about completely absurd shit like how an alien telepathic killer Neanderthal mummy, or whatever the fuck that thing is, murders people by emptying its victim's brain of all memories. Telly Savalas is so pimp in this. I want a pair of his Cossack riding boots.
    2 points
  26. I needed to watch Tiger Mask/Hoshino vs Abdullah Tamba/Mile Zrno for reasons and came across this. https://archive.org/details/njpw-the-first-tiger-mask-60fps It's a hell of a lot of Tiger Mask for those who might be interested in such a thing.
    2 points
  27. Aterrados is totally great. If you need your soul crushed further, Demián Rugna's second instant classic, When Evil Lurks (Cuando acecha la maldad), should also be on AMC+ / Shudder following its limited release earlier this month. Big ups to Twiztor for taking on another review.
    2 points
  28. Yes. I'll get myself a little something nice for the holidays. That's the angle I'm probably going with, this time around. Thank you for that one!
    2 points
  29. Love this but we need Mox on commentary doing his best Dusty impression to really round things out
    2 points
  30. And Louisville lost to D2 Kentucky Wesleyan. Now, I'd like to say these exhibition games are meaningless, but my Illini just beat Kansas in one, so obviously they are very meaningful.
    2 points
  31. They could have done a deal where at the 25 minute mark, Callis' people or BCG (or some combo) intervene and they fight them off together before going after each other again, but they lost 2-3 minutes in there and it indirectly leads to the draw. In a draw situation, given what happened at All In, you figure that MJF would want the extra time though. Maybe the heels double back then and put Omega in a position where he can't get the extra time? Seems a little dodgy.
    2 points
  32. I do agree with all of this. Time limit draw would have been the way to go, then you can do another iron man. But I guess once they started the angle of the "longest belt holder" they had to have the match, and something somewhat conclusive.
    2 points
  33. Ballmer's NBA2K18 All-Star team is complete!! Get your Intuit Dome PSLs now!!!
    2 points
  34. Happy Halloween! Lawful Jr. promises his review will be done by noon. He's been busy too with his niece coming this month - he's pretty much been running the house. (Plus I think he's been a little scared to watch the movie)
    2 points
  35. I watched this last night and it's a total throwback to something you would have seen on Cinemax at 1 am in 1991. Whether that's good or bad is entirely up to what one's taste is.
    2 points
  36. When Danielson returns just give me Dragon vs McGuiness, I’ll cry, and I’ll be good. If Nigel isn’t healthy just put them in Mec suits or something.
    2 points
  37. https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/38783508/clemson-dabo-swinney-rips-caller-appreciation I'm a Clemson alum, but yeah, maybe college football coaches shouldn't get paid 150 schoolteachers' worth of salary a year in the first place.
    2 points
  38. BTW, booking a finish where someone applies the figure four and then taps out without his opponent reversing the move because he’s accidentally hurting himself
    2 points
  39. It’s Jerry Jarrett saying it to Bill Watts. That makes it funnier.
    2 points
  40. Red Auerbach is digging his way out of his coffin to express some strong opinions on that court.
    2 points
  41. As much as I think it was completely unnecessary, I see the logic behind Rey Mysterio unmasking in WCW. We know deep down it was just to rub the Lucha guys specifically Konnan and Eddie the wrong way. I really don't understand why Bischoff decided to also unmask Psychosis and Juventud. I guess juventud got more of a push in WCW and he a face that you can argue could've been put over more to get him over with the female audience. Psychosis I thought had the most unique look before he was unmasked. He made out the worst after losing he masked and they turned him back heel a year later. If WCW marketed the Luchadores masks then I think Bischoff wouldn't have having been insistent in any of them unmasking and perhaps some of the lesser pushed guys probably would've had to be given more attention based on mask sales. Psychosis really never recovered, atleast in the American scene. Juventud continued to be booked outside of Mexico he just became his own worst enemy.
    2 points
  42. He was one of DA BALDIES
    2 points
  43. How has nobody mentioned Shida's Ada Wong dress? Am I the only Resident Evil nerd around here?
    2 points
  44. It might be alright for world's end because its after christmas and tickets to a PPV are an easy christmas/other holiday gift. Also "Take the kids out saturday night so Grandma looks after the kids for New Years Eve"
    1 point
  45. I'm just glad to see Abadon back and winning! Last year this time we got no Abadon for the season, so this is the first time on TV since the Halloween Deathmatch of 2021 with Britt which I loved. Tomorrow night's match with Shida is now being billed as a "Fright Night Fight"! Abadon's AEW Debut on Dark was against Shida and I was a big fan of their first title match on Dynamite in early 2021, so I'm highly looking forward to this one.
    1 point
  46. I’ve been out, did Rampage not already show? I loved the Takeshita-Fletcher match (it was filmed first but maybe main event?), the finishing stretch really got the crowd rocking in particular. The Callis situation is interesting because no one actually wants to boo Takeshita when he’s wrestling someone that’s not like a Kenny Omega where he’s doing extra heel stuff. And we’re also mostly forming our opinions on Kyle Fletcher as a singles guy in AEW. I can say that if it didn’t come through, the crowd was very much wanting Fletcher to tell Callis to fuck off. The four-way women’s match was more interesting to me for the Skye-Willow interactions and angle than the Abadon and Anna Jay stuff. I get why people like Abadon in theory but now that they aren’t running the full “zombie” biting scary thing, it doesn’t really work. 2023 Abadon is a mid-tier wrestler. They’re not bad, but the scary thing doesn’t really cut it when they’re just doing straight up wrestling. Anyway, Skye and Willow had some good exchanges and I’m looking forward to what they might do there. Santana-Ortiz had a few moments where it felt like a legit fight and then the rest was a decent but nothing special brawl. They’re trying very hard to make this kayfabe personal feud make sense to the viewers but I don’t think it’s really working because it feels very fake. This is all I remember from the live show. I don’t think there was a 4th match?
    1 point
  47. Wasn't a promotion yet and shit hadn't come out about some of those folks yet but all means don't let facts get in the way of your weird agenda.
    1 point
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