Movie Review: Dunkirk

When the credits roll on Christopher Nolan's latest film - a cinematic experience that brings the full scale of the Battle of Dunkirk to the big screen for the first time - the audience is left speechless. Unlike nearly all of his other films, it's not because you're trying Read more

Dream-Casting a Live-Action Little Mermaid for Disney

Perhaps no task is more difficult for a studio than casting a well-known franchise to match the sky-high expectations of fans. From novels to comic books to animated film remakes, Hollywood has had mixed results with the task; some have spent the big bucks to get the demanded stars, Read more

Best Movies of 2016: The 3rd Annual Groucho Awards

Welcome to the Third Annual Groucho Awards! This is my own platform to nominate and award the movies of my choosing, because it seems that far too often, the movies with the biggest campaigns get Oscar nominations and the little guys are left out in the cold. This year Read more

A compelling case that Corinne is six-years-old, and other Bachelor nonsense

  Written by: @jeremywilson412 In the words of Chris Harrison, "Coming up on this week's episode (recap) of The Bachelor..." The ladies receive their first real test, we pause to remember those we lost this week, I present a theory about Corinne that is bulletproof, and we discuss the contenders and pretenders. But Read more

I was not going to write about The Bachelor, but then...

(Written by: @JeremyWilson412) I wasn’t going to write about The Bachelor this year, but then a girl showed up in a shark costume convinced it was a dolphin costume. I wasn’t going to write about The Bachelor this year, but then a girl showed up who hooked up with Nick at Read more

What I Learned about Chris Pratt's Faith

Most of us have loved Chris Pratt since we first met him as Andy Dwyer on Parks and Rec. Then he made his dramatic debuts in Academy Award Best Picture nominees Moneyball and Zero Dark Thirty. The latter revealed that he could be an action star, so it came as no surprise Read more

Other Sports


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A WrestleMania XXVIII Preview for the Former Wrestling Fan and a Stroll Down Memory Lane

By Joseph Williams

When I was in middle school, it was right after the Monday Night Wars broke out, with WCW Nitro and Eric Bischoff battling eternal top dogs in ratings and history, WWF (now WWE after the World Wildlife Foundation got all litigation-happy on them) Monday Night Raw led by Vince McMahon (before his wife ran for U.S. Senate).  These were the golden days of wrestling.  New superstars like Bill Goldberg, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and The Rock were breaking out, taking ratings and popularity to never before seen levels, while legends from the dawn of WWF in the 1980s spread throughout both organizations, rewriting their characters and storylines, mixing with the new guys, and leading the second Golden Age of professional wrestling.

For about two years, I was glued to the old tiny TV in my parents’ room, watching WCW Nitro each week.  At the time, I convinced my mom, who was a skeptic, that WCW was the more family friendly of the two shows. I first started watching in Spring 1998 not long after the Wolfpac formed, creating two alliances within the nWo, New World Order. Right after the calendar ticked over into the new millennium, I started barely following wrestling.  The last pay-per-view I ever ordered with friends was January 2000’s Souled Out, with a controversial win by controversial wrestler, Chris Benoit. For just under two years, I watched Nitro. I sometimes watched Thunder (usually read recaps online). I read and participated on message boards debating storylines, wrestlers, and spoilers.  Three or four times a year, I’d get together with my cousin and some friends to split the cost of buying the pay-per-views, order some pizza and wings, and enjoy a Sunday night of elite pro wrestling.  What first hooked me was a free trip for my baseball team to the Saturday morning local wrestling show at NBC News Channel Five’s studios in midtown Memphis.  My friends at church had started following WCW and I helped them start an nWo Wolfpac tribute website.  We were 11 and 12-year olds, fascinated by this whole new world and the splitting of this thing called a new World order. Read more

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