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AEW Unrestricted Podcast: Bryce Remsburg

In this episode of the AEW Unrestricted podcast, Ref Aubrey’s personal favorite referee, Bryce Remsburg, is telling stories about “Brittsburgh,” Excalibur, Shaquille O’Neal, and Eddie Kingston. He’s also sharing thoughts on Orange Cassidy’s AEW success, his friendship with Mr. Brodie Lee, his connection with The Young Bucks that ultimately brought him to AEW, and the most ridiculous thing he’s ever been a part of inside a wrestling ring. You’ll discover how Bryce got started as a referee, what it was like reff’ing an invisible man match, and what he believes has been the silver lining of the pandemic. And yes, Bryce Remsburg is his real name! Listen to the full episode below.

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Movie Review: Halloween Kills

Halloween Kills is now in theaters and available on Peacock! In preparation for this glorious day, I’ve been watching many of the films that preceded this one, including the 1978 original and the 2018 direct sequel. Halloween Kills is the second part in a modern-day trilogy that continues the story of the first film, ignoring any narrative elements from the numerous sequels and timelines. In the following review, I will reveal some spoilers, so please read this after you watch Halloween Kills.

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AEW Unrestricted Podcast: 2point0

2point0 (Matt Lee and Jeff Parker) are off to a tremendous start at AEW, and they are on the newest episode of the AEW Unrestricted podcast. They talk about the road that led them to DYNAMITE, the phone call that ultimately changed their lives, teaming up with adopted son Daniel Garcia, and their awestruck moment standing in the AEW ring opposite Sting. Plus, they debate the merits of instant coffee, contemplate the details of a fantasy title match against The Young Bucks, relive their childhood backyard wrestling days, and explain why wrist tape goes on after teeth brushing. Read on for key quotes and the full episode.

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Shudder Releases Trailer For Horror Noire

Shudder released today the trailer and key art for the new anthology film Horror Noire, a follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2019 documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horrorpremiering Thursday, October 28 on Shudder as well as via the Shudder offering within the AMC+ bundle. Horror Noire will air on AMC at a later date. Read on for more details, including the trailer.

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IMPACT Wrestling Launches In Russia

Starting October 15, IMPACT Wrestling is launching throughout Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States and, for the first time ever, with its own Russian commentary team. The agreement with Global Sports Network Extreme includes IMPACT Wrestling and PPV events such as next week’s Bound For Glory. Read on for the press release with all of the details.

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IMPACT Wrestling Press Pass: The Good Brothers & D’Lo Brown

Leading up to the biggest show of the year, Bound For Glory, IMPACT Wrestling Press Pass is back this week with The Good Brothers, hosted by D’Lo Brown. Check out the full Press Pass below.

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Shudder Releases Trailer For Season Four Of The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula

Shudder released today the trailer for season four of the hit drag competition series, The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, premiering exclusively on the horror streaming service, on Tuesday, October 19 with new episodes to follow every Tuesday. Read on for more details and the full trailer.

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’80s Horror Takes Final Journey With In Search Of Darkness Part III

In Search of Darkness: Part III is the final chapter in the worldwide 1980s horror documentary In Search of Darkness saga from CREATORVC, and it is available to the public for a limited-time membership sale from October 6th through midnight on October 31st (Halloween) at 80sHorrorDoc.com. Read on for more details, including the movie trailer.

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Review: Taste by Stanley Tucci

Having watched and enjoyed Stanley Tucci’s show Searching For Italy, I was very excited to listen to him narrate his new audiobook, which is a food-focused memoir. Is it worth the price of admission? Read on for my thoughts.

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AEW Unrestricted Podcast: Anthony Bowens of The Acclaimed

On the AEW Unrestricted podcast, Anthony Bowens explains why Kenny Omega is his favorite AEW wrestler, what he’s learned so far from FTR, and how his parents figure in to his best AEW moment to date. He talks about the formation of The Acclaimed and also speaks candidly about his LGBTQ journey, his decision to come out, and the importance of representation. Plus, you’ll discover what inspired Anthony’s YouTube channel, his new action figure collection, his love of reality TV, and why pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza! Read on for key quotes and the full episode.

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