•February 15, 2017 • Leave a Comment
For today’s review I thought we’d take a look at a pretty bad-ass foreign film I saw about a month or two ago, The Man From Nowhere. It’s about a guy who lives a quiet life that befriends a little girl who lives in his apartment complex, and has a junkie mother that neglects her. Later, as a result of the mother’s actions, both her and the daughter are kidnapped by some gnarly cats who are into human organ trafficking.
Just from that synopsis, it’s obvious that this movie kicks ass. Great action, a hero you can get behind, bad guys you want to see die, and a well paced story. What the hell else more could you want? Do yourself a solid and check this bad bitch out.
4 Head Butts Out of 5
•February 14, 2017 • Leave a Comment
You can request something for me to review if it strikes your fancy. Hit me up at email@example.com, or on instagram, @caliberwinfield. I recently got a request to review Invasion of the Body Snatchers from the 1950s, so look for that next week sometime, as I gotta watch the movie.
As for today, we take a look at the match that made Batista a main event superstar, and lead to the final nail in Evolution’s coffin.
Triple H [C] vs Batista – World Heavyweight Championship – WrestleMania 21
It needs to be said that Motorhead’s performance of Triple H’s theme is God-awful. Hunter tries to over-power Batista at first, but it’s a no go. He soon earns the momentum when Ric Flair lends a hand a time or two, and he doesn’t let up on Dave in the ring. Things begin to sway in Batista’s favor when he nails Hunter with a clothesline in mid-air, followed by a sweet catapult into the ringpost that busts open Triple H’s head. Soon after, he nails Dave with the title belt and goes for the pin. The crowd senses it’s it, since a lot of Triple H’s matches end like this, and boo the absolute shit out of him. Dave was over like crazy. Great spot where Hunter set Dave up for the Pedigree and locked his hands together, only for Dave to power out and force his hands apart, it really helped him look like a monster. Immediately after, he nailed Triple H with one of the hardest powerbombs I’ve ever seen. Not a fantastic match, but it’s damn good, a more than passable WM main-event, and a great example in making someone.
Batista hits Triple H with the Demon Bomb for the pin at 21:34 | ***1/4
•February 13, 2017 • Leave a Comment
Holy shit, this match was fucking awesome.
This bad boy was absolutely action packed from the jump. There were virtually no eliminations until everyone was in, which allowed for a ton of great spots & different combinations. Everyone had their moments, and everyone looked great. I was worried that they’d make Dean look weak, which would in turn make the IC title look weak, but they handled that so damn well. Having him beat Corbin, only to get the ever-loving shit kicked out of him afterward was perfect.
Bray has been my boy for years now, and this was so refreshing. He didn’t just win the title in a fluke, he was absolutely dominant, defeating both Cena & AJ, clean as a sheet.
This was easily the best chamber match I’ve ever seen, and one of my favorite matches of the modern era.
*****, yup, I’m 5-staring this bad bitch.
•February 12, 2017 • Leave a Comment
One of my Top 10 favorite movies of all time, Boiler Room.
It’s about a kid from New York who wants to try and make it big in life, so he decides to become a stockbroker, but ends up working with a low-end firm that isn’t everything they claim to be. He becomes damn good at his job, and while everything starts becoming gravy, he begins unraveling a mystery he never intended to learn about in the first place.
The movie pulls you in, as you root for this kid to learn the ropes, and become great at the craft of hustling people. There’s a ton of great scenes in this movie, with motivational speeches, and people selling things to the impossible. It’s never sluggish or slow, and moves along at a hell of a pace. Another interesting aspect to it is that while it takes place in a white-collar world, it has a complete hip-hop soundtrack, which blends well and gives the film a different vibe than you’d expect.
Go. Watch this bad bitch. Now.
•February 10, 2017 • Leave a Comment
Today I thought I’d review a song from my all time favorite band, none other than the greatest band of all time, Blink 182. People scoff when I say that, but all they know of Blink are he singles. They don’t know just how goddamn genius they can be, and one of the reasons for their genius is the simplicity in which they say things.
Take a band like Nirvana, Kurt would be singing about the flower on the lion’s tail wanting ice cream, and no one would know what the fuck that moron was talking about. But Blink? You know right away. You relate. There isn’t a moment in life that can’t be summed up in a Blink 182 lyric.
Dysentery Gary is one of those prime examples. A track off their most well known album, Enema of the State, Dysentery Gary is a song about something just about every guy has gone through, when a girl dates a jack-off instead of you. The song beautifully describes the frustration, and the annoyance with the situation, and how you just want to be petty and tell everyone to fuck off. One of the greatest string of lyrics I think they’ve ever written takes place in the chorus, and it’s
“life just sucks, I lost the one, I’m giving up, she found someone, there’s plenty more, girls are such a drag”
And it’s that feeling you have when shit like that goes down, and you feel like a bit of a punk, but are still optimistic.
But then at the end of the song, Tom says;
“Fuck this place, I’ve lost the war, I hate you all, your mom’s a whore, where’s my dog, ’cause girls are such a drag”.
I mean, holy shit, who the fuck CAN’T relate to that? It’s life, perfectly summed up. You lost, fuck everyone, you suck, where’s my dog, because I can always depend on them, and man, girls are such a drag. Of course things will be better, but at that moment? In the words of Rambo, “fuck’em”.
I also love the frenzied guitar riff, and the melodic section that hits when Mark sings. Just a gorgeous song.
•February 9, 2017 • Leave a Comment
Chris Jericho vs Shawn Micheals – WrestleMania 19
The match starts off with some of the ‘evenly matched chain-wrestling’ that some have grown to hate. I don’t watch indy wrestling, so it’s still cool to me. Great spot that soon follows is Jericho going for the bulldog, and Shawn launching him crotch first into a turnbuckle. Later, Jericho works the back by applying The Walls outside the ring, then smashing Shawn’s back into the ringpost twice before discarding him like so much trash. Awesome. I absolutely love it when Jericho kips up and does the Shawn-Flex, great taunt. There’s a million great spots to mention here, but honestly I was just all sorts of sucked in to the match. It’s incredible. Easily one of the best ‘new guy vs established star’ match. And Jericho kicking him in the junk afterwards is GOLD.
Shawn gets the roll up and the pin at 22:34 | ****3/4
•February 8, 2017 • Leave a Comment
Your boy has decided to bring back the updates with a vengeance. I’m going to update every day, except Monday’s. 99% of the time it’s going to be a review of some sorts. It could be a random wrestling match, an episode of a TV show that I saw, a movie, a song, an album, whatever. So, without further ado, today kicks that off with a review of the Last Man Standing match between John Cena & Batista from 2010’s Extreme Rules. Dig it.
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