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Review: Hacks On HBO Max

This September Jean Smart turns 70, and 2021 is one of the greatest years in her illustrious career. Not only did she play a phenomenal role as the mother of Kate Winslet’s character in HBO’s Marre of Easttown, an exquisitely crafted crime drama replete with dark humor unpredictable twists — but she’s also absolutely killing it as Deborah Vance in Hacks, an HBO Max Original. The last couple episodes of Hacks were released today, and two days ago the show got renewed for a second season. If you haven’t watched Hacks yet, please do. Read on for my thoughts on this tremendous new comedy.

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Review: NWA When Our Shadows Fall

Last night was the latest NWA PPV on FITE: When Our Shadows Fall. Featuring seven matches, this two-hour event was an action packed evening that welcomed fans back into the NWA Arena for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the full results and my thoughts on this NWA PPV, read on.

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Review: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin WWE A&E Biography

The eight-part A&E Biography series on WWE Legends has been excellent. This coming Sunday is the final documentary in this series: Bret Hart. And, it all started on Sunday, April 18 with one of Bret Hart’s greatest rivals: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. Considering there have been so many “Stone Cold” Steve Austin documentaries over the years, is this one worth watching? Read on for my thoughts.

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Review: Ultimate Warrior WWE A&E Biography

Growing up, the Ultimate Warrior was my favorite pro wrestler. He was colorful, intense, and relentless — a comic book character come to life, with face paint and tassels to boot. Thankfully, I decided to attend WrestleMania XXX in 2014, which wound up being the Ultimate Warrior’s final run with WWE. It was an incredible weekend of events, capped off by his prophetic words on Monday Night RAW. This past Sunday, the latest WWE A&E Biography was all about the life and career of this icon of the squared circle. Did it delve deep or was it simply a puff piece? Read on for my thoughts.

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Shudder: What’s Streaming In June

As the weather starts to heat up, so does the content coming to Shudder! Below is a rundown of what you can watch on the premium horror streaming service in June.

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Shudder May 2021 U.S. Highlights

We’re halfway through April, and Shudder just revealed what’s streaming on the horror platform in May! Below is the full press release with all of the details.

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IMPACT Wrestling Launches New Weekly TV Show: Before The IMPACT

IMPACT Wrestling recently announced a new weekly TV show on AXS TV. Below is the full press release about this exciting announcement!

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David Cronenberg to Star in Slasher: Flesh & Blood on Shudder

Shudder, the premium horror streaming service that everyone needs to check out, is on a roll. With more members than ever and big announcement after big announcement, they’ve got another one — and this time it involves the legendary David Cronenberg! Read below for the full details from Shudder.

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Shudder December Highlights

November has only just begun, yet Shudder released its programming for December. Can you believe it?! December is right around the corner. I’m sure most of us are happy to see 2020 come to an end. If you want to do so in style, read on for the horror offerings from Shudder in December.

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Totally Awesome: The Greatest Cartoons Of The Eighties

As someone born in the 1980s, my childhood was filled with hours spent playing Nintendo and watching cartoons. Some of those cartoons included He-Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Inspector Gadget. These cartoons, among others, captured my imagination and conjure up great memories. Totally Awesome: The Greatest Cartoons of the Eighties, a beautiful hardback book from Insight Editions, celebrates all of these cartoons, and more, with exceptional behind-the-scenes insights from the people who brought these shows to life. It is all lovingly presented with vivid imagery and delightful inserts that will bring a gleam to your eye and a smile to your face. Watch my video review below for more information and to see what it looks like inside. Cowabunga, dude!

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