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Archive for the month “October, 2020”

Orange Crush: The Journal of Art & Wrestling

Orange Crush: The Journal of Art & Wrestling is the first publication to analyze professional wrestling as the unique art form that it is. An oversized print publication featuring long-form pieces reflective of what you’ll find in The New Yorker, the content in Orange Crush is presented on heavy stock paper with a matte finish. It retails for $25.00, and you get 96 pages of thought-provoking pieces, in-depth interviews, and essays on the complexity and nuance of professional wrestling and those who’ve dedicated their lives to this business, which is unlike any other.

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Remembering Sean Connery

It was reported today that Sir Sean Connery died at the age of 90. He will forever be remembered as the original James Bond, playing a pivotal role in launching the pop culture phenomenon that is still going strong today. As a lifelong Bond fan, I’m thankful for his immeasurable contributions to the series. Moreover, I appreciate Sean Connery for the countless roles he played outside of 007. He wasn’t a one-trick pony. Rather, this skilled Scottish actor was a chameleon who could embody a wide range of characters that swept us away with wonderful stories for nearly 60 years.

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Movie Review: Unhinged

Over the summer I was reading Fangoria, and I came across information about a new movie starring Russell Crowe called Unhinged. I looked it up and learned that not only was it about engaging in road rage with the wrong guy, but it was coming to movie theaters. With COVID running rampant across the world, I definitely didn’t put myself at risk by going to a theater to watch this movie. However, I couldn’t wait to see it when the film made its debut on streaming platforms. I’m glad I did because it’s one of Russell Crowe’s finest performances and a rollercoaster of emotions.

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Doug Bradley’s Spinechillers Volume 7

This Saturday, on Halloween, Doug Bradley, best known as Pinhead from the Hellraiser series, is taking part in Shudderfest. If you need your fix of the world’s favorite cenobite right now, listen to Doug Bradley’s Spinechillers Volume 7.

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Shudderfest: Free Day-Long Virtual Halloween Event

This is a Halloween unlike any other. But that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Shudder has come to the rescue with an all-day virtual Halloween event, taking place this Saturday, October 31. Think of it as an online horror convention, featuring panels comprised of horror legends and luminaries, as well as a movie double-feature at night. The best part is, other than the movie double feature, this event is completely free. Register now at Shudderfest.com, and read the full press release below for all of the details.

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Bound For Glory 2020 Results

For 15 years Bound For Glory has been the biggest annual event for IMPACT Wrestling. It’s the night when the lights shine brightest and its wrestlers lay everything on the line to prove that they are the best in the business. This past Saturday was no different. The stars of IMPACT Wrestling laid it all on the line and delivered one of the best shows of the year in all of wrestling. So, let’s take a look at what went down at this year’s Bound For Glory.

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WCW: The Ultimate Guide

Back in 2000, DK, the same company that brings us incredible WWE books, published WCW: The Ultimate Guide. This slim hardback book was a precursor to the WWE Encyclopedia. It compiles wrestler biographies, information about moves, events, TV shows, PPVs, and more. It’s an interesting look at a company that, just one year later, would be bought out by Vince McMahon’s WWE. Below is a video review, where I show you every single page in this out-of-print book. Enjoy!

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WCW Nitro Author Tells All

Nitro by Guy Evans is the definitive book on Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (WCW). At nearly 600 pages, it is the most comprehensive chronicle of what went right and what went wrong with WCW. I had the opportunity to speak with the author at length about his wonderful book, as well as Guy’s thoughts on modern-day wrestling, who his favorite wrestler is, and more.

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Shudder November 2020 Highlights

As I write this, I’m watching Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers on Shudder. It’s a great movie and one of the best sequels in this fabled franchise. From Hollywood blockbusters like this one to indie films, and everything in between, Shudder has something for everyone. With Halloween arriving next week, here’s what’s coming to Shudder in November.

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Audible Review: The King of New Orleans

The Junkyard Dog (JYD) is one of those wrestlers from the 1980s who I’m familiar with because he was part of the Rock ‘N’ Wrestling era, but not to a great degree. I was excited to check out The King of New Orleans, an Audible Original, for a couple reasons. First, I attended WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans — my first and only WrestleMania, so far — and it was a blast. And, second, because, in these racially charged times, now seemed like the perfect opportunity to learn about one of the most successful modern-day black wrestlers.

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