Sunday, July 30, 2017

Atomic Blonde (Light Spoilers)

Hum a Depeche Mode song while looking at this picture and save yourself eight bucks.
Atomic Blonde lost me very quickly, and no number of very competently designed and produced action sequences could get me back.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Raw/Smackdown (7/24-25)

Raw was boring and Smackdown was like a shorter, better Battleground, so let's combine them this week.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Battleground 2017

Calling this show a hot mess would drastically overestimate the temperature of the mess.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Preacher: "On The Road", "Mumbai Sky Tower", "Damsels"

Three in one, just like this post!
I'm massively behind on Season 2 of Preacher, but I have finally gotten the first three episodes knocked off. The good news is that after delivering a proof-of-concept prequel in Season 1, they're hewing much closer to the pace and tone of the comic in Season 2. The bad news is sorta the same.

PREDICTIONS: Battleground 2017

Battleground! Another PPV! Pretend to give a shit!

Motherfuckin' Lucha Underground! "Fade To Black"

Fun fact: GLOW also had "Dare" and "Wolf" in it.
Round 2 continues, with a surprise that messes with my predictions but makes me happy.

NXT (7/19)

And punch punch punch...
The first half hour of this week's NXT featured some of the best wrestling WWE's had in months. Then it went downhill.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

205 Live (7/17)

Fun fact: The WWE's cruiserweight merch still consists of one TJ Perkins shirt.
It's always fun to see a match win the stagnant, uncaring 205 LIve crowd over. Shame it was the first match on the card.

Smackdown Live (7/18)

The romantic tension is off the charts.
The Battleground go-home show continues Smackdown's recent trend of simultaneously having the best talent and also being the most xenophobic, jingoistic show WWE has to offer.

Monday Night Raw (7/17)

Modern-Day Jeff Jarrett
Congratulations to Monday Night Raw for answering one of the most perplexing mysteries of the last month... from Smackdown.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

HATEWATCH: X-Men: Apocalypse

Four percent of the characters in this fucking movie.
How fucking boring was X-Men: Apocalypse So boring that the usual Hatewatch as-the-movie-goes jokes are too boring to post.

Motherfuckin' Lucha Underground! "A Fenix To The Flame"

You want Hep C? Because THAT'S HOW YOU GET HEP C.
Woo, back on track with predictions, and a trio of surprisingly competitive matches.

NXT (3-Week Catchup)

Big Boy Playtime!
Three week catchup on NXT, where they've somehow had three weeks of quality championship matches that completely failed to capture my interest.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Bracketbustin' Lucha Undergroundd: "Left For Dead"

He is the Vest Master!
I put this off for like a week because my predictions were so fucking off.

Smackdown Live (7/11)

You're damn right it's not.
Smackdown heads toward Battleground in full-bore mediocre mode, with talented performer playing out the rote steps in standard storylines.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Monday Night Raw (7/10)

OK, let's talk about where this week's Raw left key feuds and stories as we had towards Summerslam, which is farther away than you'd think.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Great Balls Of Fire 2017

This really needed more of a JR than a Michael Cole.
I've gotta say, that could have been less entertaining. I mean, solid B, but my expectations were pretty low. Needed more Finn Balor though.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Adding To The Bo- Collection

Five more, becaue I have a problem.
So the most recent additions to the collection are all from BO properties.

PREDICTIONS: Great Balls Of Fire

Close enough.
Right. There's a PPV tomorrow. I'm still bummed from Lucha Underground totally demolishing my Group D bracket picks, but I suppose I should make some predictions for the Raw brand's most ridiculously named house show

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Monday Night Raw (7/3)

I think they accidentally made the other one the star.
There was a surprising amount of good stuff on last night's Raw, but we've gotta talk about that Enzo Amore promo, because holy shit.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Baby Driver

The nice thing about the trailer to Baby Driver is that your reaction to it is an accurate predictor of your reaction to the movie. It's a very honest trailer, if you'll pardon the expression.